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Can Metformin Cause Kidney Problems

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Can Metformin Cause Kidney ProblemsMetformin is a kind of medicine commonly used for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus and it is also an oral hypoglycemic drug. As we all know, so far, diabetes is one leading causes of kidney damage and metformin may be prescribed to control blood sugar levels. Well then, can the medicine cause kidney problems?

As the mentioned above, metformin is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. A well controlling of blood sugar play a significant role in preventing Diabetic Nephropathy which is a common complication of diabetes. Also, it has no effect on body weight.

Well then, can it cause kidney problems?

Actually, metformin is usually not the original cause of kidney problems. Metformin is excreted out of the body by the healthy kidneys. When the kidneys are not functioning properly, metformin can accumulate in high concentrations which may result in lactic acidosis. Lactic acidosis affects the chemistry balance of your blood and can lead to kidney failure and other organ failure. Although the risk of lactic acidosis is very low, most often occurs in patients with poor renal function. Therefore, most doctors will regularly perform kidney function testes to make sure the kidney is working well in patients who are taking this drug. For an natural treatment, please contact us: or leave a message below.

Besides, there are important somethings that you should be noted:

1. If you are allergic the medicines, avoid taking.

2. Contact you doctor as soon as possible if you experience unexplained weakness, muscle pain, difficulty breathing, or increased drowsiness and so on. All of then can be regarded as the early signs of lactic acidosis.

In our Treatment center point, we do recommend natural Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) rather than western drugs. For example, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Foot Bath and Hot Compress Therapy are the external application of Chinese medicine which are widely used for repairing kidney damage and protecting remaining kidney function. Mai-Kang Composition, and Chinese medicine soup are the oral medicine which aims to discharging extra wastes and solidify the therapeutic effects.

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