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Causes and Symptoms of Kidney Shrinkage

2015-03-04 10:56

Causes and Symptoms of Kidney ShrinkageThe size of kidneys are different from people to people in different ages, genders, height, weight and so on. The small kidneys and kidney shrinkages both belong to the kidney disorders, generally speaking, the kidney shrinkage is related with the long terms of kidney disease which lead to damage to nephron, especially the glomerulus, at this time, patients may be suffer from kidney skrinkage.

Generally speaking, the common causes for kidney shrinkage include:

1. Kidney shrinkage may be related with the congenital renal dysplasia.

2. End stage renal disease patients would suffer kidney shrinkage including the acute glomerular disease, diabetic nephrosclerosis, renal transplant rejection, chronic glomerulonephritis, cortical necrosis, alport syndrome, acute renal tubular necrosis, hypertensive nephrosclerosis and so on.

3. Bilateral kidneys or one side of kidney shrinkage also maybe leaded by the chronic pyelonephritis.

4. In addition, kidney shrinkage also maybe caused by nephrotuberculosis and renal artery stenosis.

Generally speaking, patients who suffer the bilateral kidneys shrinkage are in the renal insufficient period, at this time, the kidney function indicators such as creatinine, BUN, uric acid and so on would be higher than normal. In a another word, only when the GFR decline into less than 50% of the normal, the clinic symptoms would occur. All in all, patients with kidney shrinkage should have a clear checkup for the timely treatment.

With the kidney function decline and renal insufficient, patients would suffer more and more complications and symptoms. During the treatment course, promoting and controlling the kidney shrinkage are very important. Now if you want to know more information about kidney shrinkage causes or treatment, you can contact our online doctors, leave us messages or send email to, we will reply you within 24 hours.

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