Diabetes can Affect the Kidneys: How to Prevent

Diabetes can affect the kidney to the extent that it does not function properly needing life-long dialysis or transplant of kidney.

Diabetic Nephropathy or the kidney being damaged permanently is caused as a side effect of diabetes due to factors like high blood sugar and high blood pressure.It has been noted that most diabetics suffer from some damage to the kidney.

The symptoms of diabetic nephropathy tend to become apparent once the condition has reached the later stages.

Swelling of the ankles, feet, lower legs or hands caused by retention of water

Darker urine, caused by blood in the urine

Becoming short of breath, when climbing the stairs for instance

Tiredness as a result of a lack of oxygen in the blood

Nausea or vomiting

However preventing diabetes and acting as a defense towards diabetic nephropathy is purely in a person’s hands. He has to build a better and healthy lifestyle like excluding fats or having a low fat diet, doing light and regular exercises, quitting smoking and alcohol intake and making efforts to control ones sugar and blood pressure levels. One should learn to take life easy and try to minimize stress. Also, it would do well to reduce or eliminate sugar and salt from ones diet. Except diet, choose a good treatment was also important, Know more email:kidneyfailurecn@hotmail.com


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