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How Can I Understand About Kidney Problem

How Can I Understand About Kidney ProblemKidney is one important organ in our body. If it becomes abnormal, some other disorders will occur. A good understanding of kidney problem can guide patients to find a correct treatment plan. The following is some information that can help you understand kidney problem.

1. The types of kidney problem

According to the progressing characteristics, kidney problem is divided into acute and chronic. Acute kidney disease occurs suddenly with obvious symptoms and complications, while chronic kidney disease progresses slowly and doesn’t have any symptom at the early stage.

2. The common symptoms of kidney problem

Since kidneys are in charge of filtering blood, maintaining blood pressure, keeping electrolyte and acid-base balance, and so on. When kidneys are damaged, some symptoms and discomforts will appear. They are swelling, high blood pressure, proteinuria, blood urine, fatigue, muscle cramps, skin itching, etc.

3. Western medicines for patients with kidney problem

In western countries, the used medicines focus on managing patients’ symptoms. For example, ACEI, ARBs,CCB, diuretics, and so on, are taken to lower high blood pressure, prednisone, Cellcept, cyclophosphamide, etc, are helpful to reduce protein leakage, and insulin can help reduce high blood sugar. According to patients’ medical condition, doctors will prescribe medicines.

4. Chinese Herbal Medicine for kidney patients

Compared with western medicines, Chinese medicines can not only help manage kidney-related complications but also repair damaged kidney cells. However, Chinese medicines usually need relatively long time to work. In view of this, patients should take some innovative therapies.

5. Dietary changes for kidney problem

To protect kidneys from further damage, patients should arrange a healthy diet plan. For example, patients should limit their intake of protein and sodium.

These are some basic information for kidney problem. If you have other question, you can leave it below or email to

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