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Can Stage 4 CKD in Diabetes Reversed

2013-09-19 11:56

Diabetes kidney disease is a chronic kidney disease (CKD) secondary to diabetes. Based on glomerular filtration rate (GFR),CKD can be divided into 5 stages. A person with stage 4 CKD and diabetes has a GFR of 15~29ml/min and moderated kidney damage.Can stage 4 CKD in diabetes be reversed?

Stage 4 CKD in diabetes

Kidneys are a pair of vital organs in body.The tiny blood vessels in kidneys act as filters in kidneys.In right condition,they can filter out extra fluid and wastes from body to keep the blood clean and chemically balanced.However,if blood sugar level keeps high, it can cause overload on the tiny blood vessels.Over time,the tiny blood vessels will become impaired.The kidneys fail to function properly,thus resulting in progressive renal function decline.In stage 4 CKD with Diabetes,the tiny blood vessels in kidneys are impaired significantly,thus resulting in a host of symptoms like cardiovascular disease, anemia, bone disease etc.

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Can stage 4 CKD in diabetes be reversed?

The kidney damage in stage 4 CKD caused by diabetes can not be reversed completely.However,if an effective treatment is adopted,the patients will be able to stop the disease progression and further renal function decline. What is the recommended treatment for stage 4 CKD in diabetes?

Firstly,the patients should follow the conservative treatments strictly to control blood pressure,blood sugar,hyperlipidemia,proteinuria etc. Control of these conditions can slow the renal function decline.

Secondly,as the kidneys are impaired significantly,to improve the prognosis of stage 4 CKD in diabetes, an important goal of treatment is to restore the impaired kidney structure and enhance renal function.If the kidneys can function more efficiently, the patients will certainly be able to live a normal and high-quality life with the disease.

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