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Diabetic Kidney Disease with Protein in Urine: What Is That

Diabetic Kidney Disease with Protein in Urine: What Is ThatDiabetic kidney disease, or Diabetic Nephropathy, always occurs accompanying with the presence of protein in urine. For patients who are just diagnosed with diabetic kidney disease, they must know a little about this disease. What is diabetic kidney disease and protein in urine?

What causes diabetic kidney disease?

Diabetic kidney disease is attributed to long-term diabetes. As introduced by doctors, type 1 diabetes usually progresses into Diabetic Nephropathy after 10 ~15 years, while type 2 diabetes needs shorter time to develop into Diabetic Nephropathy.

High blood sugar can cause damage to kidneys by changing renal hemodynamics and metabolic disorders. All of these can lead to high filtration of glomeruli in the early stage. What is worse, high blood sugar will cause the thickness of glomerular basement membrane and deposits of extracellular matrix, leading to permeability of glomerular blood capillary.

How does diabetic kidney disease lead protein to leak into the urine?

As glomerular blood capillary’s permeability increases, various nutritions especially protein will leak into the urine. The course of disease classifies diabetic kidney disease into five stages. The more severe diabetic nephropathy, the more protein in urine. In stage 4, patients may present Nephrotic Syndrome, so their proteinuria shows foamy urine.

How to treat diabetic kidney disease with protein in urine?

The first step is to control blood sugar. Beginning from a low-sugar or even sugar free diet, insulin injection or other oral medications are also needed to lower high blood sugar. The second step is to reduce protein in urine. ACEi and ARBs have obvious effect on reducing patients’ proteinuria and controlling their high blood pressure. The third step is to repair damaged kidney cells. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can help expand blood vessels and degrade extracellular matrix, so glomerular filtration membrane can work normally. This means diabetic kidney disease is controlled well.

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