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Exercises for People with Diabetic Nephropathy

2014-03-08 22:49| Font Size A A A

Exercises for People with Diabetic NephropathyAs an old saying goes “life lies in movement”, and this is no exception to people with diabetic nephropathy. Well, what kind of exercises should patients take? And how to exercise?

Diabetic Nephropathy is a common complication of Diabetes. If not treated well, it will develop into kidney failure eventually. In that case, dialysis or a kidney transplant may be needed to extend the survival periods of patients. To help strengthen the immunity and slow down it’s progression, it is essential to take some physical activities.

What kind of exercises can people with DN take?

Frankly speaking, what kind of exercises can diabetic kidney disease take is depended on the specific condition. Even so, it is better to take some both simple and convenient physical activities, such as, walking, jogging, swimming, yoga and Tai Chi. For people on dialysis, proper exercises can not only improve the quality of life, but also relieve depression, etc. Meanwhile, the intensity should not be that high, and the frequency can be 3-5 times a week, about 20-30 minutes each time. If it’s convenient, patients should monitor the pulse and blood pressure.

What kind of exercises should be avoided?

For people with diabetic nephropathy, they had better stay away from strenuous exercises, for example, mountain-climbing, basketball, football, baseball and so on. Otherwise, these activities may worsen the condition.

When physical activities are not suggested?

In general, when there are obvious swelling, chest distress, shortness o breath, severe hematuria, they should stay in bed. When the condition get improved, they can take some exercises correspondingly.

If you or your beloved is diagnosed with diabetic nephropathy, do not forget to take some exercises under the guidance of the doctors. Any follow-up questions, please email us And then our experts will contact you early.

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