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Then what are the treatments of Diabetic Nephropathy. Along with the increased incidence of Diabetes, more and more people get Diabetic Nephropathy. Then how to treat Diabetic Nephropathy? Treatments of Diabetic Nephropathy includes preventive treatments and renal replacement therapy at End-stage Renal Failure. We will explain these treatments in detail.
The key of preventive treatments is to treat Diabetes itself, control high blood pressure, limit intake of protein and receive some other treatments.
We will talk about it as follows:
1. Combined treatment of Chinese medicine and Western medicine
When patients receive western medicine treatment, some traditional Chinese medicines can be used as the assistant treatment. These traditional Chinese medicines have the effect of improving blood circulation of kidney, reducing urine protein and lowering serum creatinine, which include Raidx Astragali, Chinese Angelica, Chinese rhubarb, etc. If patients have symptom of obvious edema, diuretic can be used to treat this symptom.
2. Diet Therapy
Experts advise patients to limit intake of protein at the early stage of Diabetic Nephropathy. Intake of too much bean products will lead to accumulation of excessive waste products within body, which will increase decomposition burden of kidney. Patients whose illness has developed to III period Diabetic Nephropathy should maintain a low protein diet. Intake of high quality protein should be 0.6 gram per kilogram of body weight each day. Because malnutrition is easy to occur in patients who undergo dialysis for long time, they should increase intake of protein properly. Besides, patients with Diabetic Nephropathy should also control intake of salt strictly. Intake of salt for normal people is 6 gram each day. Intake of salt for patients with Diabetic Nephropathy should be less than 4 gram each day.
3. Drug treatment
Patients should choose those oral drugs which can be absorbed quickly and are not easy to cause hypoglycemia. At present, priority drug for patients with Diabetic Nephropathy is still insulin. Using insulin as early as possible can delay or even prevent Diabetic Nephropathy from occuring and developing.
These are the treatments of Diabetic Nephropathy. If patients can detect Diabetic Nephropathy and receive effective treatment at the early stage, their disease can be reversed effectively. Once patients' illness develops to the late stage, it will be difficult for patients to treat their disease.