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Shrinking Kidney: Cause, Symptom and Treatment

2014-09-20 10:00

Shrinking kidney means that the kidney size is smaller than the original kidney, which also means kidney disease. At present, many people are suffering from the shrinking kidney. Then, why does the kidney become smaller? Next, we will give you the answer, adding to its symptom and treatment, if you have interest, please read the following with us together.

First, let us see the cause of shrinking kidney :

In normal circumstances, the kidney is made up of countless renal units. And the kidney is 8-12cm in length, 4-6cm in width and 3-4cm in thickness. If these renal units are damaged, they will shrink gradually. What can damage renal units? CKD and kidney infection are the main factors that cause kidney shrinking. And the worse the disease, the worse the renal atrophy. Besides, there is another situation that is congenital malformation.

Second, what is the symptom of shrinking kidney?

Similarly, kidney atrophy also means that renal cannot function normally. When renal function decreases below 50%, the suffer will experience some symptoms including protein in urine, blood in urine, high blood pressure, edema and so on, Which can affect the life of the patients greatly. If left untreated, they also can become the factor that aggravate the disease and accelerate renal atrophy.

Then, what treatment is effective to treat renal atrophy and eliminate the symptoms?

When it comes to treat renal atrophy, we have to say that natural treatment is a good choice for you. In Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, there are many innovative TCM treatments. A systematic treatment has gotten great effect in treating renal atrophy, which is “four ‘one’” treatment and seven TCM treatment. They can help you protect the remaining renal function, repair the damaged nephrons and relieve your discomforts. If you want to know our this systematic therapy more, you are welcome to send an email to

Now, the cause, symptom and treatment of shrinking kidney have been listed, if you have any unclear things or have other questions, you can chat with our online doctors for free advice.


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