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What Does Severe Atrophic Left Kidney Mean

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What Does Severe Atrophic Left Kidney MeanAtrophic kidney, also know as kidney atrophy or kidney shrinkage, refers to that kidney is smaller than the normal size by taking into accounts the patients’ age, gender, and height and body weight. Well then, what dose severe atrophic left kidney mean? Now, let’s see.

The normal size for kidneys in adults

Left kidney: length is 8.1-11cm, width is 5.5-7cm and height is 4-5cm.

Right kidney: length is 7.9-10.5cm, width is 5.5-7cm and height is 4-5cm.

What does atrophic left kidney mean?

Atrophied kidneys is an abnormal kidney condition and can be caused by many illness conditions. When there is renal atrophy, the renal glomeruli and renal tubules will be damaged and the kidney functions will be affected.For people with strophic left kidney caused by kidney failure, they will have a series of symptoms and discomforts including nausea, vomiting, fatigue, anemia, swelling in eyes and legs, itching skin and severe back pain. Blood pressure will increase as renal atrophy becomes worse and patients will also lose weight. In addition, some patients can even have hematuria. Patients will begin to have renal dysfunction and renal failure. Therefore it is very crucial to control and improve the atrophic kidneys.

Although kidney failure is a dominant cause of it, not everyone with atrophied kidney is suffering from kidney failure. In some cases, it can be caused by other conditions or diseases.

Well then, how to control and improve atrophic kidneys?

In an affected kidney, there are necrotic, injured and healthy kidney tissues and cells. These necrotic cells cannot be revived, but these injured kidney cells can be repaired by activating them and strengthen kidneys cells’ self-handling ability. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Stem Cell Therapy can be helpful for you. To know more details, please do feel free to contact our Online Doctor or email to

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