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How To Know You Suffer From Diabetic Nephropathy

2014-07-15 08:15

How To Know You Suffer From Diabetic NephropathyHow do you know whether you suffer from Diabetic Nephropathy? Here you will find the answer and help you prevent diabetes progressing into diabetic kidney disease.

First, what is diabetic nephropathy?

Diabetic nephropathy is a progressive kidney disease caused by angiopathy of capillaries in the kidney glomeruli. It is due to long term of diabetes mellitus. It is characterized by nephrotic syndrome and diffuse glomerulosclerosis.

Second, what are Signs or symptoms of diabetic nephropathy?

In early stage of diabetic nephropathy, there is no symptoms. With the development of this disease, there may be a series of symptoms or signs including:

Edema: usually around the eyes in the mornings; and then general body swelling may result such as swelling of the legs.

Foamy or bubbly urine

Weight gain

Poor appetite

Nausea and vomiting

Fatigue

Headache

Frequent hiccups

Third, how to diagnose diabetic nephropathy?

The first laboratory abnormality is a positive microalbuminuria test. The diagnosis is done most often when a routine urinalysis of a person with diabetes shows too much protein in the urine. Also the urinalysis may show glucose in the urine, especially if blood glucose is poorly controlled.

Serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) are also needed to measure kidney damage.

In addition, sometimes a kidney biopsy confirms the diagnosis. Of course, if your conditions are very straightforward, kidney biopsy is no need. Symptoms and common tests help you know diabetic nephropathy. If you have some symptoms but you do not make sure whether you are suffering from diabetic nephropathy, you can describe your conditions to our online experts or email your test reports to kidneycares@hotmail.com. We will help you pass judgment.

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