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Right Kidney Atrophy: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment


2013-10-16 11:22

Right Kidney Atrophy: Causes, Symptoms and TreatmentRight kidney atrophy, also known as atrophic right kidney, describes as right kidney is relatively or obviously shrunk in size, excluding the normal range. Generally, kidney atrophy happens along with the drop of kidney function. Therefore, figuring out causes, symptoms and treatment of right kidney atrophy is very important.

Causes of right kidney atrophy

Many conditions can lead to kidney atrophy. If you are diagnosed with this disorder, you had better learn about the following causes:

- Congenital factors such as renal arterial narrowing and renal dysplasia.

- Chronic pyelonephritis

- Various kidney disease induced by high blood pressure, diabetes and other conditions.

- Damage to renal parenchyma in right kidney

- Renal ischemia due to less blood flow within right kidney.

Symptoms of right kidney atrophy

If the left kidney is still in normal size and working perfectly, people with right kidney atrophy usually don’t have obvious symptoms. However, if the other kidney also begins to shrink, some symptoms will appear.

Most often, people with kidney atrophy have vomiting, fatigue, anemia, etc. If deteriorating continuously, atrophic kidney will develop to renal failure or uremic. In some cases, patients may also experience back pain, hematuria, skin itching or high blood pressure.

If you have had one or more symptoms the above mentioned, pay more attention to your kidney condition.

Treatments of right kidney atrophy

As we all know, kidneys are remarkable organs that have a strong compensatory ability. If only right kidney declines obviously, left kidney can replace right kidney to work. For this reason, the ultimate purpose of our treatment is to protect left kidney and fix right kidney.

The accurate treatment should start with controlling primary causes, so we can’t provide personalized treatment here. This is because the causes of right kidney atrophy differ from case to case. If you happen to such one person, you can email your medical test to kidneyabc@hotmail.com, so we can find your problem timely and give out our treatment suggestion.



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