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Why Do Diabetic Nephropathy Patients Have Abdominal Pain and Swelling

Why Do Diabetic Nephropathy Patients Have Abdominal Pain and SwellingDiabetic Nephropathy is resulted from long-term diabetes, either type 1 or type 2, and it can cause many symptoms and complications easily. Abdominal pain and swelling is just ones sign of kidney damage due to diabetes. What causes this problem? How to manage it?

The reason of abdominal pain and swelling with Diabetic Nephropathy

If untreated effectively, high blood sugar attacks kidney filtering system which consists of capillaries. Then, kidneys fail to work gradually, resulting in extra fluid depositing in the body. When extra fluid collects in abdomen, abdominal swelling appears easily. Additionally, protein leakage, which is usually the first sign of Diabetic Nephropathy, is another cause of swelling in abdomen.

Generally, swelling is painless, but in severe cases, abdominal swelling does trigger abdominal pain. Besides, when extra sugar builds up in the urinary tract, it may cause infections easily. This is also one reason for abdominal pain.

How to alleviate abdominal pain and swelling for diabetics with kidney disease?

According to the causes, we give out the following managements that can help ease patients’ symptom. (The following are some general treatments option. If you want to get personal suggestions, you can email your problem to

- Limit fluid intake: Drinking correct amount of fluid can help manage water retention and reduce the burden on kidneys.

- Take medications: Some medications like diuretics can help eliminate extra water from the body and manage patients’ swelling, while antibiotics may be needed to control urinary tract infections. Therefore, correct medications to treat the underlying causes can help relieve diabetics’ abdominal pain instead of taking painkillers.

- Manage blood sugar: Controlling blood sugar can help slow down the progress of Diabetic Nephropathy. Developing a healthy diet plan and taking medications like insulin is able to lower high blood sugar.

- Treat damaged kidneys: Clear Blood Pollution Therapy is one good therapy to rebuild diabetic nephropathy patients’ kidney structure. Once kidneys can do their work, abdominal pain and swelling will disappear spontaneously.

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