Many people are diagnosed with Diffuse Parenchymal Kidney Disease (or Parenchymal Renal Disease), but few of them have an idea about this condition. I would like to share with you some information about this disease, especially on the oral medicines for Diffuse Parenchymal Kidney Disease.
What is Diffuse Parenchymal Kidney Disease?
Parenchymal refers to nephrons, including glomeruli and renal tubules. These nephrons are responsible for reabsorption and filtration of wastes and toxins.
Causes of Parenchymal Renal Disease
“diffuse” means there are large amounts of nephrons are damaged.
Symptoms of Diffuse Parenchymal Renal Disease
Symptoms will vary according to the real causes. If this kidney disease is characterized by damage on glomeruli, you are possibly experience swelling and proteinuria. If diabetes is the primary cause, proteinuria and hypertension are the common symptoms. Except for the above mentioned above symptoms, you may also experience blood in urine, frequent and urgent urination, back pain, painful urination, etc.
Oral medicines for Diffuse Parenchymal Kidney Disease
Medicines are used for relieving symptoms.
● Hypertensive drugs involve ACE inhibitors and ARBs can be prescribed to control high blood pressure and proteinuria.
● Diuretics are good for increasing urine output so as to reduce high blood pressure and relieve swelling.
● Immunosuppressants might also be needed to reduce the leakage of protein. For patients with Lupus Nephritis, Focal Segmental Glomerulonephritis (FSGS), and IgA Nephropathy, immunosuppressants are commonly used for them.
● Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Compared with western medicines, Traditional Chinese Medicines are more natural and effective, since they can treat kidney disease from the root with few side effects.
In our hospital, Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, we treat kidney disease by combing western medicines and Chinese herbs. It is proved to be very significant on repairing damaged nephrons, thus improving kidney function.
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