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are there non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to treat diabetic nephropathy?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
NO: There are no drugs that treat diabetic nephropathy per se. Diabetic nephropathy is not a curable condition. Slowing it down can be achieved by several maneuvers including controlling diabetes and hypertension well and using drug group called ace inhibitors or arb under a close supervision of a doctor since these drugs may have significant side effects.

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Can diabetic nephropathy cause a miscarriage?

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Possibly: It has been shown that women with kidney disease (example diabetic nephropathy) have difficulty becoming pregnant. The worse the kidney disease, the more unlikely a woman becomes pregnant. For those woman who achieve pregnancy, there is a high likelihood the baby survives. However during the pregnancy, the mother's renal disease may worsen, she may develop preeclampsia or she develops chronic htn.
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What is a good diet for someone who suffers from diabetic nephropathy?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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See below: Blood sugar control is extremely important it is important to maintain a Albumin level in the normal range and i generally do not recommend severe protein restriction for that reason. Have a moderate restriction only if Albumin levels are normal maintain LDL cholesterol less than 70 if you have leg swelling or high blood pressure you will need to restrict salt and fluid intake as well.

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