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Swollen Eyelid in Diabetes

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2014-04-12 09:48

Some patients with diabetes may notice swollen eyelid in the morning. How does this happen? Is it related to other serious condition?

Causes of swollen eyelid in diabetes

Swollen eyelid in diabetes is mainly due to kidney damage. Kidney damage often occurs among those patients with a history of diabetes more than five years.

Nephrons are the basic functional units of kidneys. Each kidney is composed of around one million nephrons. In right condition, they can filter out waste products from body and keep useful substances preserve in body.

However, in Diabetes, high blood glucose, toxic substances due to high lipid and blood glucose and so forth can impair the nephrons. Over time, the nephrons will become impaired. Eventually, chronic kidney disease (CKD) will be the result.

As the diseased kidneys fail to eliminate the extra fluid from body, it will linger in body. Due to gravity, it will accumulate in low part like eyelid at night. That is how swollen eyelid occurs in diabetes.

Management of swollen eyelid in diabetes

To control swollen eyelid in diabetes, it is to increase the elimination of fluid from body. Diuretic drugs can relieve the swelling by increasing urine output.

As swollen eyelid in diabetes is the result of kidney impairment and renal function decline, to control it, the patients should have a treatment to restore the impaired kidney structure and enhance renal function.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is an effective treatment for diabetes with kidney damage. This is an externally applied therapy of Chinese herbal medicine. This therapy can stimulate the self-repairing of nephrons. If the kidney structure can be reversed, renal function will be improved remarkably. Swollen eyelid in diabetes will be controlled.

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