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How Does Proteinuria Occur in Diabetes

2014-02-16 00:57

How Does Proteinuria Occur in DiabetesWith the improvement of life quality, more and more people suffer from diabetes. Years of diabetes can cause many symptoms. How does proteinuria occur in Diabetes?

Causes of proteinuria in Diabetes

Diabetes means there is high levels of sugar in the blood. Kidney is made up of millions of blood capillary. It has many functions, one of which is to filter the wastes and toxins from the blood. The excess sugar is also removed by kidneys. But exposed to high blood sugar level for a long time, your blood vessels may be damaged so that the protein which should be retained in the blood leaks from the blood, resulting in proteinuria. Kidney disease caused by Diabetes is called Diabetic Nephropathy. Now diabetes is ranking as the leading cause of Kidney Failure.

In the early stage, there is only microalbuminuria, which is not prone to detecting. Not until the end stage of Diabetic Nephropathy, there is macroalbuminuria. Therefore, it is necessary for you to keep close attention to your urine if you have Diabetes for many years. To do regular physical examination is helpful.

Treatment of proteinuria in Diabetes

Steroids are often prescribed to control the proteinuria, but they often cause drug dependence. Once dosage is lessened or stopped, proteinuria will come back again.

Lowering high blood pressure is also helpful for reducing protein leakage. In this case, ACE inhibitors and ARBs are often used.

But the common shortcoming of the these medicines is that they have side effects over time. Here some Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies are recommended. For example, hot compress therapy can inhibit the inflammatory response in the kidney and repair the damaged kidneys. In this way, protein leakage can be stopped.

Besides the medication, you should also restrict the intake of protein.

All in all, proteinuria should be controlled as soon as possible, or it will aggravate your state of illness quickly. Would like to get more help? Please click the button beside and then free online service is available.

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