Renal parenchymal echogenicity means the ability of the functional part of an organ to produce an echo in a ultrasound test.
What does that mean?
Parenchyma is the functional part of kidneys. Echogenicity means the kidneys are affected. This test result may indicate different causes such as chronic nephritis, Polycystic Kidney Disease, gouty nephropathy or some vascular diseases. Diagnosis needs further tests. You can consult our doctors online.
Symptoms of increased parenchymal echogenicity?
Due to the root causes, patient with this condition may experience different symptoms. Possible issues include:
-Swelling (edema). It is caused by fluid-retention when damaged kidneys cannot remove extra fluid.
-Fatigue: This problem is usually related to anemia caused by reduction of red blood cells. Damaged kidneys cannot produce enough erythropoietin, a hormone that is very essential for generation of red blood cells.
-High blood pressure: Hypertension occurs when damaged kidneys secrete more renins, which will start the RAAS (Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System).
-Urine change: People with renal parenchyma damage are likely to experience some urine changes like hematuria, proteinuria, frequent and urgent urine. In the advanced stages of kidney disease, patients may have reduction of urine output.
We define this damage as Renal Parenchymal Disease. As for the treatment for this disease, I recommend you to take Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Our experts choose herbs that have the function of expanding blood vessels, reduce inflammation and degrade extracellular matrixes. That is to improve blood circulation and repair damaged renal tissues, including the functioning units like glomeruli and renal tubules. The terminal goal of Chines medicines is to improve kidney function.
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