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Why Does A Diabetic on Dialysis Lose Feelings in Her Feet

Why Does A Diabetic on Dialysis Lose Feelings in Her FeetWhen diabetics are affected by kidney failure, they may be suggested to accept dialysis. However, during the whole treatment, patients may find they lose feelings in feet, hands, arms and other regions. Why does this problem happen?

Diabetes is one metabolic disorder that can cause damage to any part of the body, if uncontrolled effectively. Among these complications, diabetic kidney disease is common. Then, once Diabetic Nephropathy patients' kidney function level is lower than 25%, patients may need to begin dialysis. The reason why diabetic nephropathy patients are recommended to start dialysis earlier than other kidney patients is because their more severe complications.

Along with decline of kidney function, patients may also suffer from a family of nerve disorders, called diabetic neuropathies. If patients' blood sugar level is floated, it can cause nerve damage throughout the body easily. In some cases, diabetics with nerve damage don't have any symptom, but in some other cases, patients may suffer from tingling, pain and numbness in some parts of the body especially feet, legs, hands and arms.

It is reported that about 60%~70% of diabetics have certain form of neuropathy, and the risk increases with time and long history of diabetes.

How to manage this problem for patients with Diabetic Nephropathy?

Now, we can know high blood glucose is the root cause of diabetic neuropathy, the treatment should begin from lowering high blood glucose. Conventional methods including using insulin, taking oral hypoglycemic agents, doing regular exercise, avoiding sugar-containing foods, and so on.

To improve the feeling in feet, diabetics can also persist in accepting Foot Bath, which can improve the blood circulation in the feet and protect the nerve from further damage. Also, it is necessary for diabetics on dialysis to seek some therapies that can help repair impaired kidneys.

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