Diabetic Nephropathy

Also called: Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Our approach

Long Hai Kidney Disease Hospital aims to offer the most-advanced treatment with least impact on your body. Each patient who comes to our hospital is the focus of a team of experts who specialize in diabetic nephropathy and regularly meet and communicate to make sure you receive the best treatment. Each patient is given personalized treatment and care, which can make a crucial difference in outcome and recovery.

Diabetic Nephropathy basics

Long Hai Kidney Disease Hospital is the largest specialized hospital in China. This gives us a level of experience and expertise found in few other hospitals.

You will find the latest, most-advanced technology and equipment to diagnosis and a staff of experts highly skilled in its use. Renowned experts specializing diabetic nephropathy customize your care, from the most accurate diagnosis to the best and personalized treatment with least impact on your body.

Experts utilize the latest leading-edge Western Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine without side effects, and other innovative and effective therapies. Our approaches treatments for diabetic nephropathy include:
Immunotherapy
Micro-Chinese Medicine (a kind of Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Medical bath
Immune clearance

At Long Hai Kidney Disease Hospital, you are surrounded by nation's top physicians who are dedicated to finding the best treatment and all comprehensive supports and wellness service which aims to treat the whole person-not just the disease.

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Diabetic nephropathy is the leading cause of kidney disease in patients and affect 40% of type 1 and type 2 diabetic patients. It put people at the risk of death, mainly from cardiovascular diseases. Albumin excretion is the early sign of diabetic nephropathy.

Diabetic Nephropathy diagnosis

Early diagnosis improves your chances for successful treatment. Long Hai Kidney Disease Hospital uses the most advanced techniques and technology to tell how well your kidneys work.

Urine test
1. U-mALB test is a test which can determine the early stage of diabetic nephropathy. MALB is an indicator of glomeurlar damage caused by diabetes. It is used to evaluate the rate of diabetic complications in diabetics. It is the indicator of kidney damage caused by diabetes.
2. The combinations of U-mALB and U-NAG test can increase the chances of diagnosing early diabetic nephropathy because in the early stage, damage to tubule occurs.
3. Control high blood pressure. High blood pressure often goes along with diabetic nephropathy. You may have high blood pressure.

Blood test
1. BUN and Serum Creatinine
They can tell how much wastes build up in the body and how well your kidneys work.
2. Blood levels of phosphorus, calcium, bicarbonate, PTH, and potassium
3. Hemoglobin
Sometimes, kidney biopsy is needed to get a confirmed diagnosis.

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Diabetes is a disease which is characterized by high levels of sugar in the blood. High blood sugar can damage any organ of the body including kidneys.

Diabetic Nephropathy cause

Kidneys are very important organs to filter wastes as well as keep the useful substances such as protein and red blood cells in the blood.

When a person develops diabetes, high blood sugar can damage the kidneys. High levels of blood sugar increases the blood flow through kidneys. All this extra work is hard on the kidneys. Over time, they are damaged, causing protein leakage into the urine. Having small amount of protein in the urine is called micro-albuminuria.

In the early stage, there are no obvious symptoms except for the increased GFR. Later´╝î small amount of protein is found in the urine. In this stage, there are treatments which can reverse the condition. If it develops into end-stage kidney disease, dialysis is necessary.

In summary, not everyone with diabetes develops kidney disease. There are many factors which influence the diabetic nephropathy onset such as blood sugar control, high blood pressure, medicine, genetics, and physical activities.

The better a person keeps diabetes and blood pressure under control, the lower the chance of getting kidney disease.

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At the early stage, there are no obvious symptoms. Over time, protein may leak into the urine, causing proteinuria.

The symptoms of diabetic nephropathy include:

Edema: swelling is a common symptom of diabetic nephropathy which is often around the eyes in the morning; later general body swelling may result.

Dark urine caused by blood in the urine.

Diabetic Nephropathy symptoms

Proteinuria: your urine is foamy which is due to the protein in the urine.

Weight gain: it is caused by fluid retention

Nausea and vomiting especially in the morning

Fatigue

Headache

Generalized itching

Short of breath, when climbing the stairs for instance

Tiredness as a result of a lack of oxygen in the blood

Diabetic nephropathy is classified into 5 stages. Each stage has different symptoms. If you have one or more of the symptoms mentioned above, you have to see a doctor to get a confirmed diagnosis. It is very important to tell your doctor your condition because they may signal other health problems.

If you have been diagnosed with Diabetic Nephropathy, we're here to help. Call +86-18395615012 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

Our Treatment Approach

At Long Hai Kidney Disease Hospital, our nation's top experts specialized in diabetic nephropathy are dedicated to offering the personalized treatments with least side effects on your body. A team of physicians work together and with you to give the most-advanced therapies aiming to give more chances for successful treatment and recovery.

Each patient who comes to our hospital is the focus of all specialists from International Department who regular meet and communicate to ensure the patient receive the best treatment. In Long Hai Kidney Disease Hospital, you will find the latest, most-advanced technology and equipment, and a staff of highly skilled in its use. From the diagnosis to treatment, patients are the focus of a team of specialists who personalize your therapy for your unique situation. The team of medical workers closely cooperates to make sure you receive the individualized care.

Diabetic Nephropathy treatment

If you are diagnosed with diabetic nephropathy, your doctors will discuss the best treatment for kidney cancer. It relies on the severity of kidney damage. One or more of the following therapies may be recommended to treat diabetic nephropathy.

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a systemic treatment from the prognosis to treatment.

The accurate diagnosis is the premise of individualized treatment. Each patient who comes to Long Hai Kidney Disease Hospital will receive a battery of accurate examination. Then, a team of experts meets to discus the conditions and make out a specialized treatment planning. Immunotherapy includes several therapies like Micro-Chinese Medicine and immune clearance.

Micro-Chinese Medicine

It is a kind of Traditional Chinese Medicine which is innovative therapy by nation's top experts specialized in Diabetic Nephropathy with years' research. Differentia from TCM, it is an external application not oral medicines. It is made of natural herbs which are shattered into powders packaged in two bags. Patient lie on the two bags containing effective medicine powders which can directly reach to the damaged kidneys with the help of osmosis devices.

Micro-Chinese Medicine is designed to restore kidneys by dilating blood vessels, fighting with inflammation and degrading extracellular matrix. After the several months' treatment, it can greatly improve the renal function and life quality.

Immune clearance

Immune clearance is composed of four types - immunoadsorption, plasmapheresis, hemoperfusion, and blood hemofitration. Immune clearance can completely remove the harmful and toxic substances in the body to keep the blood clean. On the other side, immune clearance can treat the serious and life-threatening symptoms in emergency. We can make out a separated immune clearance schedule according to the condition.

Medicated Bath

It is an innovative therapy for diabetic nephropathy that is similar to a bath. Effective medicines for diabetic nephropathy are put in the bath water and then patient had a bath in dipping vat for about 1-2 hours. The water of Chinese Medicated Bath is boiled by specialized worker. The time as well the medicine dose is based on the specific condition of each patient. There are nine generally nine kinds of prescriptions of Chinese medicated bath, each of them have different functions. After bath, people have hot sweats, which is the process of harmful substances removal from the body. People feel energetic and have desire to eat.

After the bath, the effective ingredients of specific herbs promote the blood circulation. More oxygen and blood will pass through kidney, blocking kidney fibrosis.

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Diet plays important role on diabetic nephropathy treatment. A proper and healthy diet can help to stop progress of diabetic nephropathy. Therefore, the followings tips include ways to manage your condition nutrition while keeping you healthy and full of energy:

Diabetic Nephropathy diet

Protein: People with diabetic nephropathy often experience protein loss. Protein is very crucial substance which helps build cardiac muscle. It does important work like moving your legs, moving your lungs and protecting you from disease. Therefore, you should take protein properly to reduce the damage of kidneys. Generally, the protein intake should be consumed 0.6-.08g/kg weight. And patients should choose high-quality protein like eggs, milk and lean meat.

Fruit and vegetables: Patients with diabetic nephropathy can eat more fruit and vegetables which are rich in vitamins and minerals that our body needs. It is recommended that five servings of fruits and vegetables are good to your healthy.

Amino acid: patients should consume amino acid as much as possible.

Salt: it is limited for people with diabetic nephropathy especially with edema because kidneys can not filter the salts. On the other hand, it is unfavorable to control blood sugar. Limit of salt can effectively prevent the occurrence of many complications.

Calorie: when patients are stick to low protein diet, they should be supplied with enough calories to maintain the physical necessity. The intake of calories should be 30-35kilocalorie/kg weight. You can find calorie from potatoes, sweet potato, pumpkin and other foods which contain high calorie but low amount protein.

Water: How much water peoples should take is different from person to person. You can consult your doctors who will suggest how much water you should take according to your current condition.

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Diabetic nephropathy occurs in diabetics who suffer from diabetes for 5-10 years. It is a condition in which your kidneys are damaged by high blood sugar. In the early stage, protein is found in the urine. Over time, it progresses fast if untreated. Patients with diabetic nephropathy need dialysis earlier than that without diabetes. Therefore, it is very important to prevent diabetes and kidney disease.

Diabetic Nephropathy prevention

1. Control blood sugar

Blood sugar is the cause of all diabetic complications including diabetic nephropathy. It is crucial to keep blood sugar under control if you intend to prevent diabetic complications. By persisting on medication, following a healthy diet, and doing proper exercise, blood sugar may be kept at the normal range.

2. Control blood pressure

Blood pressure plays important role on the progress of diabetic nephropathy. High blood pressure makes heart work harder. Over time, the tiny blood vessels throughout the body may be damaged by high blood pressure. If the tiny blood vessels are damaged, kidneys fail to work normally. In turn, water retention can raise high blood pressure. It is a dangerous cycle.

3. Follow proper diet

Following a healthy diet helps to prevent diabetes. The diet principle of Diabetic Nephropathy is to eat low-salt, low-protein, low-cholesterol and low-fat food. Eat less or no vegetable protein like been and been products but high-quality protein is allowed such as mean meat and fish.

4. Proper exercise

Proper exercise is helpful to reduce blood pressure and blood sugar. Some exercises are recommended like jog for half an hour each time, walking, biking, swimming, etc. It is reminded that strenuous exercise should be avoided because they can raise the blood pressure.

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It is a hot topic among diabetics whether diabetic nephropathy can be cured or not. Plenty of experiences demonstrate that diabetic nephropathy is reversible in the early stage.

Generally, in the early stage of diabetes kidney disease, glomerulus has mild damage. It is possible to reverse diabetic nephropathy as long as keeping blood sugar at the normal level, which can effectively reduce GFR and protein leakage into the urine.

Diabetic Nephropathy prognosis

In the middle or end stage, glomeruli are seriously damaged and some become sclerous. Renal tubule is involved and renal function begins to decline. Most patients who have diabetic nephropathy often are accompanied by high blood pressure. If blood sugar and blood pressure is controlled well, plus other ways the protein leakage is reduced in different degrees and delay the progress of kidney disease. However, it is hard to reverse kidney disease.

The followings are some factors which affect the progress of kidney disease
1. blood pressure and diet: Blood sugar and protein intake play important role on the progress of kidney function.
2. Blood sugar: Blood sugar is very important factor of influencing diabetic nephropathy.
3. Smoking: Smoking is a dangerous factor for diabetes.

Diabetic nephropathy prognosis is poor. It is a chronic and progressive. Therefore, it is late when people found they develop diabetic nephropathy. Once persistent proteinuria occurs, renal function will fast decline. About 5 years or so late, 25% patients will develop end-stage renal disease in 6 years and 50% in 10 years, 75% in 15 years.

However, with the dialysis and kidney transplant developing, the survival rate of end-stage renal disease patients has been improved.

Experts suggest that controlling blood sugar is the best way to prevent diabetic nephropathy. Keep healthy diet, regularly do some exercises and do tests.

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