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Will Diabetes Definitely Lead to Kidney Failure

2014-02-28 18:28| Font Size A A A

In recent decades, the incidence of diabetes have increased steadily, and diabetic nephropathy has become one of the leading causes of kidney failure. However, will diabetes definitely lead to kidney failure?

According to the survey, about 50% people with diabetes will develop into diabetic nephropathy within 10 to 20 years. If the history of diabetes is above 20 years, nearly all patients will progress into diabetic kidney disease.

To be honest, not all diabetes patients will renal failure. And the concrete analysis is as follows:

1. DN is classified into 5 stages. In stage 1, it mainly manifest as enlarged kidney and normal renal function. If immediate measures are taken to control blood sugar level, the above abnormal manifestation can recover.

2. In stage 2, protein in urine may occur after exercises. With enough rest, the glomerular filtration rate can reach up to the normal level. If there are both early and effective treatments, the illness condition can be reversed.

3. In stage 3, microalbuminuria will occur. If left uncontrolled, more than 90% sufferers will develop into diabetic nephropathy.

4. In stage 4, consistent proteinuria and uncontrolled blood pressure may come into being. Meanwhile, kidney function begin to deteriorate. If blood pressure and blood sugar are poorly controlled, they will present kidney failure within 5 to 8 years.

5. In stage 5, it was termed as end stage renal disease. Except for symptoms like elevated BUN, increased creatinine, swelling and high blood pressure, etc, hypoproteinemia, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic neuropathy can also appear.

We can learn from the above analysis that early treatments should be taken to control blood sugar and prevent kidney failure, otherwise, patients’ life quality will be affected seriously. Here, experienced nephrologists recommend patients to follow a healthy diet, take moderate exercises, take natural treatments to fight against the disorder. Wanna to get a personalized advice? You are always welcomed to email or click the Live Doctor immediately. Best wishes!

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