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What Happens When One Kidney Shrinks

2014-05-15 09:17

What Happens When One Kidney ShrinksKidney shrinking means the kidney is smaller than its normal size. Kidney shrinkage also called renal atrophy, might involve the thinning of renal parenchyma, which is the functional tissue of the kidney. What will happen if the kidney shrinks?

What are the symptoms of kidney shrinkage?

What symptoms you experience should depend on the causes of your kidney atrophy. when the renal atrophy is caused by the obstruction of the urinary tract due to an increased pressure on the tissues or compressions of the intra-renal veins and arteries. Under this circumstance, one may experience symptoms associated with urinary tract infection, such as painful urination, blood in urine and frequent urge to urinate. In addition, kidney shrinkage is likely to cause kidney pain as well.

How to control kidney shrinkage?

In case of urinary tract infection causing kidney shrinking, use of medications may help. If one is suffering from kidney disease, the treatment should involve Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. The herbs in this therapy can promote blood circulation in the damaged kidney tissues to provide more blood and oxygen to improve the self-cure. The active materials can make damaged glomeruli come to fresh and function. Thus, the kidney shrinkage will be alleviated automatically. Furthermore, some other relative symptoms can also be improved or controlled such as high blood pressure, back pain and anemia as well as proteinuria, etc.

In addition, lifestyle-related changes should be followed.

Excessive consumption of alcohol can lead to severe kidney damage and make one prone to kidney disease. Therefore, it is proper for you to cut down your intake of alcohol.

For a kidney disease patient, it would be better to increase your water intake and follow a renal diet like low potassium and phosphorus diet, balanced protein consumption as well as low fat intake to keep your kidneys in a good condition.

If you have the symptoms like kidney pain, urinary symptoms or any of the above symptoms, immediate medical treatment should be adopted. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and lifestyle modifications will surely help you alleviate the symptoms and will also lower the risk of complications.

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