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Edema in Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy

Time:  2014-03-07 02:58

Edema is a common symptom in diabetic nephropathy. Many patients get worried about this symptom, because it is so conspicuous that affects the beauty, especially for women. Today, let’s learn te edema in patients with diabetic nephropathy and treatment to treat edema.

Generally speaking, diabetic nephropathy is caused by diabetes and it is the secondary disease of diabetes. It is reported that diabetic nephropathy is the leading cause of kidney failure. Many symptoms will be caused with this disease, such as high blood pressure, edema, proteinuria, nausea and vomiting. Edema is just one of them.

Cause of edema with diabetic nephropathy

A. The damage of immune system lead to the increased permeability of systemic capillary wall, which causes the water in the plasma seep into the interstitial space. Edema occurs.

B. When diabetes cause kidney disease, the blood flow of kidneys will reduce and lead to renal parenchyma ischemia or hypoxia, accompanied with the increase of rein secretion. With the function of renin-angiotensin, adrenal cortex will secrete more aldosterone. And this will increase the reabsorption of water and sodium in the renal tubular and retention.

There are also some other causes hat can lead to edema with diabetic nephropathy. If you have interest in the cause of diabetic nephropathy, consult our online doctor directly, you will get more detailed cause according to your own illness condition.

How to treat edema with diabetic nephropathy

1.Home care

Patients with diabetic nephropathy may need to restrict their dietary water consumption to relieve their edema. Diuretics may be prescribed to remove the excess fluid out of the body.

2. Hot Compress Therapy

Hot compress therapy can relieve the condition of edema from root. The effective Chinese medicines can repair kidney damage and diseased immune system and improve renal function effectually. In this way, the condition of edema will be relieved and so other symptoms of diabetic nephropathy.

If you have the symptom of renal edema with diabetic nephropathy, go to hospital to test the cause of your condition timely and treat it. Do not delay the progression of edema or cause more serious condition. Do not lose hope, you are not alone with edema. Send an email to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com if you want to know more about edema in patients with diabetic nephropathy. Best wishes!

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