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How to Manage Hand Edema in Diabetic Nephropathy

2015-01-31 15:45

How to Manage Hand Edema in Diabetic NephropathyEdema is common seen in people with kidney disease, you may experience swelling on hands, face, ankles or eyes. How to manage edema in Diabetic Nephropaathy concerns patients and their family members most. Hope this article help you find out the answer. 

Before managing hand edema, it is necessary to know the causes of hand edema in Diabetic Nephropathy.

There are two majors factors contributing to hands edema in Diabetic Nephropathy. One is heavy protein loss, the other one is impairment of kidney function. Protein has a ability to capture water in the body, when the edema is caused by heavy loss of protein in the body, which is called Nephrotic Syndrome. Diabetic Nephropathy is a type of progressive kidney disease which happens in people who have Diabetes. Every kidney has about one million nephrons. Nephrons are responsible to filter wastes products from your blood. The nephrons become thicken and scaring caused by the Diabetes, which makes the nephrons are unable to filter wastes and eliminate fluid from the body. This leads protein to leak into urine, resulting in Diabetic Nephropathy. Since the protein can not capture water in blood, it will leak into body tissues around body, leasing to edema.

Dialysis is a method of cleansing the wastes products as well as extra water deposit in the body, alleviating some symptoms. At the same time, you also experience some side effects of dialysis, such as anemia, fatigue, headache. Additionally, once you start to undergo dialysis, you can not get rid of dialysis.

Kidney transplant is another treatment to deal with hand edema. It is applied with a new kidney to replace the diseased one. The new kidney can do what the health kidneys do, so kidney transplant can end up the poisoning symptoms directly, however, after kidney transplant, you should put emphasis on the rejection response.

The natural treatment in Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital has the function of repairing kidney damage, expending blood vessels, promoting blood circulation reliving hypoxia and ischemia, reliving some symptoms fundamentally.

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