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How to Treat Diabetic Nephropathy

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2013-11-05 15:00

How to Treat Diabetic NephropathyThere is no cure for Diabetic Nephropathy, but treatment can delay or stop the progression of kidney damage and control related complications. Therefore, how to treat Diabetic Nephropathy?

1. Lifestyle changes

First, you should plan a special diet that is easy on your kidneys.

-Limit the intake of sodium, potassium, phosphorus and so on.

-Take proper high quality protein, such as fish, chicken instead of beef, mutton, pork.

-Control the intake of fluid.

-Restrict the intake of fat.

Second, you should do proper exercise.

Third, stop smoking and drinking.

2. Medications

The basis for the prevention of diabetic nephropathy is the treatment of its known risk factors: high blood sugar and high blood pressure. There are some common drugs to treat these risk factors:

-Drugs for controlling high blood sugar

You can use the proper dosages of insulin, alpha glycosidase inhibitor, biguanides and so on, as directed by your doctor, to keep your blood sugar levels under control. Their side effects are diarrhea, vomit, nausea etc.

-Drugs for controlling high blood pressure

There are some effective drugs for controlling high blood pressure, such as thiazide diuretics, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), calcium channel blockers (CCBs), and β-blockers. But their side effects are also obvious. They can cause constipation, headache, tachycardia etc.

3. Kidney replacement therapy

If your illness has progressed to ESRD, you will need dialysis or a kidney transplant. Dialysis is to use a special machine to filters the wastes out of your body. While a kidney transplant is to place a kidney from a donor into your body. Both have many risks.

4. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

This therapy has few side effects. It is to penetrate the shattered Chinese medicine into your kidneys through osmosis devices. These Chinese medicine have the functions of dilating blood vessels, anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation, and degrading extracellular matrix. The treatment mechanism of this therapy is to repair damaged renal intrinsic cells and rebuild the normal kidney structure. As long as your kidneys recover, you can live a healthy life.

5. Immunotherapy

The reason why people get disease is because the immune system does not play its role. Immunotherapy can improve your immune system to fight with Diabetic Nephropathy.

In different stages of Diabetic Nephropathy, doctors may take different measures to treat the disease. If you would like to know the detailed information about the above therapies, consult our online doctors or leave us a message. We will give you a satisfactory answer.

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