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Kidneys Shrink to 6.9cm, Treatment than Kidney Transplant

2014-02-13 15:31

Kidneys are a pair of vital organs in body. Each kidney is about 10-12 cm long, 5-6 cm wide, and 3-4 cm thick. When kidneys shrink in size, they fail to function adequately. Kidney transplant can help the patients recover renal function. However, the transplant has many adverse effects. What is the treatment other than kidney transplant if kidneys shrink to 6.9cm?

What happens if kidneys shrink to 6.9?

A variety of diseases and conditions can affect the kidneys adversely like Diabetes, high blood pressure, deceased blood flow to kidneys and so forth. Kidney shrinkage can occur in one or both of kidneys. If only one kidney shrinks, you may not notice any discomforts for the great compensatory capacity of kidneys. However, if both of kidneys reduce in size, the patients will experience a myriad of discomforts like swelling, high blood pressure, bone disease, heart problem etc.

Treatment than kidney transplant if kidneys shrink to 6.9cm

Kidney transplant is a process in which the diseased kidney is replaced with a healthy one. For its defects, some patients may choose not to have transplant.

Kidney shrinkage is the result of impairment and scarring of kidney tissues and cells. It is not possible to reverse the scarred kidney tissues and cells. However, if the impaired ones can be repaired, the kidneys will increase in size.

Micro-Chinese Medicines Osmotherapy is an effective treatment for kidney shrinkage than kidney transplant. This is an external application of Chinese herbal medicines. The effective medicines can protect the residual renal function by stopping the fibrosis process of kidney tissues and cells. More importantly, the osmotherapy can activate the self-rebuilding of kidney tissues and cells. If so, the kidneys will increase in size to some extent and kidney transplant will not be required.

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