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The Life Expectancy of Diabetic Nephropathy Patients

2015-01-28 09:55

The Life Expectancy of Diabetic Nephropathy PatientsDiabetic Nephropathy has become once of the leading causes of end stage renal disease. Due to so many complications accompanied with the disease, so patients usually suffer more than other kinds of kidney disease, and without a good control, the disease would develop with a fast speed. The question about the life expectancy is that patients are most curious about, in fact there is not a exact answer for this question for there are so many factors influencing the development of the disease, which also means diabetic nephropathy patients can prolong their life expectancy through many ways. Here will give some suggestions to patients.

1. Low quantity but high quality protein intake: according to related data, kidney disease patients with protein urine suffer more serious kidney function decline than patients without protein urine. So diabetic nephropathy patients should limit the protein intake, decreasing protein urine and protecting kidney functions. But the necessary high quality protein is helpful to boost their immunity and support normal activities without increasing the kidney metabolism burden. The proper protein intake should be controlled in 30-40g per day and patients should choose foods such like milk, egg whites, lean meats, avoiding bean products.

2. Controlling high blood pressure: the life expectancy of diabetic nephropathy has a close relationship with the rate of GFR decline which is related with the high blood pressure. In another word, controlling the high blood pressure plays an important role in promoting the kidney function. In clinic, patients often choose the ACE inhibitor to lower their blood pressure, matching the reasonable diet including low salt, low fat, low sugar and so on.

3. Controlling blood sugar: the essence of diabetic nephropathy is angiosclerosis caused by high blood sugar, so patients should try their best to control their blood sugar level, delaying the process of renal fibrosis.

Of cause, except controlling these complications, diabetic nephropathy patients should try their best to repair their injured kidney and reverse their kidney function, which is the key to prolong their life expectancy and live a healthy life. Now if you want to know more information about treatment for diabetic nephropathy, you can contact our online doctors, leave us messages or send email to, we will reply you within 24 hours.

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