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Why Will Diabetic Nephropathy Patients Have Edema


2014-11-28 17:01

Why Will Diabetic Nephropathy Patients Have EdemaDiabetic nephropathy is a progressive kidney disease caused by angiopathy of capillaries in the kidney glomeruli. It is due to longstanding diabetes mellitus, and is a prime indication for dialysis in many developed countries. During Diabetic Nephropathy, edema is a common symptom that will effect patient’s life badly. What are the reasons of edema in Diabetic Nephropathy? ONLINE DOCTOR can offer more details directly and quickly for free.

In fact, edema is the most common symptom in Diabetic Nephropathy, which may be caused by various reasons.

1. Renal insufficiency

When Diabetic Nephropathy patients are diagnosed with renal damage, the leakage of protein will appear, reducing the GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) and serious hypoproteinemia. Then the edema on both lower extremities, eyelid and face will appear; if worse, systemic edema will also occur.

2. Heart disease

Serious cardiovascular complications, like CHD (coronary heart disease), cardiomyopathy and so on, are life-threatening for all of patients. Cardiac insufficiency will cause systemic congestion and water-sodium retention, leading to distention of jugular vein, hepatosplenomegaly and symmetry edema of lower limbs.

3. Peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy in Diabetic Nephropathy will cause Peripheral vascular expansion hyperemia and double lower limbs vein silting, leading to edema. Besides, nerve nutrition disorder will increase the local capillary permeability, causing edema of lower limbs.

4. Lower extremity venous disease

When vein of lower extremity be effected, venous hypertension will be effected by venous return obstruction, causing edema of lower extremity.

5. Severe malnutrition

Long-term limited diet lead to hypoproteinemia and dystrophic edema.

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