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How to Prolong the Life Expectancy for Diabetic Nephropathy Patients on Dialysis

2014-11-19 08:00

How to Prolong the Life Expectancy for Diabetic Nephropathy Patients on DialysisDiabetic Nephropathy is a common complication of diabetes. Nowadays its morbidity keeps rising and it becomes the leading cause of kidney failure. Once it progresses to ESRD, a lot of symptoms and complications appear, which may affect your life expectancy. How to prolong the life expectancy for Diabetic Nephropathy patients on dialysis?

Control blood sugar level

When your blood sugar level is high, your kidneys have to work hard to remove them from your body, which can cause further damage to the kidneys. Therefore, you should control your blood sugar level as early as possible. Generally speaking, medicine, exercise, weight control and reasonable diet can help you.

Lower blood pressure and cholesterol level

Diabetic patients often have high blood pressure and high cholesterol level. They can impair your kidneys as well as increase your risk of heart disease, which is the most common cause of death for kidney patients. CCB and beta blockers are usually used for Diabetic Nephropathy patients to lower blood pressure. And statin is usually used to inhibit the activity of an enzyme involved in the production of cholesterol in the liver so as to lower cholesterol level.

Avoid some other risky factors

Smoking and alcohol are also risky factors for Diabetic Nephropathy patients, so you had better avoid them. Besides, you should have a good rest, avoid strenuous exercise and overwork.

Repair the damaged kidneys

Though you are on dialysis, it is possible for you to restore some kidney function if you still have urine output so as to get rid of dialysis. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Foot Bath, Mai Kang and decoction are helpful. They can detoxify your blood and improve blood circulation in your body. Only in this way can the medicine you take reach the nidus and take effect. They can also eliminate those inflammatory factors from the kidneys to relieve kidney inflammation. Besides, they can offer the damaged kidneys essential nutrients to help them recover.

With the above treatment, you can regain some kidney function, reduce dialysis frequency or even get rid of dialysis. All in all, you can live a better life than now.

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