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What Effect Do Good Exercise Regimes Have on Diabetic Nephropathy Patients

2015-01-03 09:51| Font Size A A A

What Effect Do Good Exercise Regimes Have on Diabetic Nephropathy PatientsDiabetic Nephropathy is a complication of diabetes that is caused by uncontrolled high blood sugar. Aside from the Diet Therapy and medicine control, a good exercise plan is also vary vital to manage health for patients. Then, how does they affect patients?

Regular physical activity has been shown to significantly improve outcomes for people with kidney damage due to diabetes. But the proper types of exercise is the pre-condition, so that patients can strengthen immune system and protect their remaining function as they can as possible. Since long-time high blood sugar has caused certain damage on the kidneys, so patients are prone to suffer from proteinuria, swelling, high creatinine level, high BUN level, urinary tract infection, nausea, vomiting, frequent hiccups, fatigue and so on. Also they are more easy to suffer from cold due to low immune system.

Then, what types of exercise can be recommended to patients?

Actually, that depends on your specific illness condition. Generally speaking, diabetic kidney disease patients are recommended to do some moderate exercise rather strenuous exercise. These exercises include walking, jogging, swimming, TaiChi, yoga and so on. Doing them regularly will help you keep health and good mood.

What effect do proper exercises have on diabetic renal disease patients?

Regular physical activity improves insulin resistance and lipid profile (reduction in triglyceride and increase in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and lowers blood pressure.

They can help patients strengthen immune system and enhance immunity.

Proper exercises can play a significant role in reducing associated cardiovascular and lifestyle risk factors.

These things also enhance quality of life and reduce stress, anxiety and depression.

A graded exercise test may be helpful for the kidney disease patients. When patients’ feel good, they can prolong the exercise’s time properly, while if patients feel fatigue, they also can shorten time. But, before increasing usual patterns of physical activity or an exercise program, the individual with diabetes mellitus should undergo a detailed medical evaluation with appropriate diagnostic studies. Anything unclear, please don’t hesitate to tell us: or leave a message below directly.

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