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The Lifespan of Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2014-03-04 16:18

The Lifespan of Patients with Diabetic NephropathyDiabetic Nephropathy,called DN,is one of the most common and harmful complications of diabetes.

In general, when the history of diabetes has been continuing in 5-10 years,the varying degrees of proteinuria will appear,maybe with the systemic microvascular lesions such as fundus lesions and so on.The long-term diabetes results in the renal insufficiency,then the disease may evolve into DN in 10-15 years.After 5-20years,it deteriorates into end-stage renal failure possibly.

24 hours’ proteinuria arise after 17 years’diabetes,and in that time,the average age of the patients is 10 years.

In different periods,the treatments are diverse.The disease process would be slow down vastly by some treatments,and prolong patients’lives.

Although the dialysis can lengthen the patients’ lives, the physical and spirit of patients are also hurt greatly.Uremic patients that dialyzed in longterm will cause many other potential dangers,for example,Dialysis Encephalopathy, osteopathy,cardiovascular disease,etc.If the DN evolves into uremia,some patients will choose kidney transplant as the last therapy.But in fact,the lifespan and the infections after the kidney transplant are problematic.By the statistics, about 50% the nephrotic patients suffer from the cytomegalovirus infection in the world's kidney transplantation while about 20% the nephrotic patients infect from it interiorly.According to the statistics,the survival rate of 1 year is 85% after kidney transplant.The survival rate of 5 years is 60%,and 10 years’ is 1%.However, at the same time,there are plant of renal patients live 20 years after kidney transplant.

So it’s very important to the patients that keep a positive,optimistic mentality,which can increase the possibility of curing the disease. Or the patient's condition could be worse.

How long can the patients with DN live?--It depends on the spirit of patients.

Even though we have got so many figures to judge the age of nephrotic,yet actually,we can not affirm the theories on the complicated patient’s condition.Only patients keep a optimistic attitude and accept the treatments actively they can get victory in fighting against disease.

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