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Doctor insights on: Stage 3 Diabetic Nephropathy Life Expectancy

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What symptoms usually go along with diabetic nephropathy?

What symptoms usually go along with diabetic nephropathy?

Usually none: This term generally refers to excessive amount of protein leaking out into the urine. It is detected by urine tests, in combination with blood testing. In severe cases, in part, you may have edema (swelling). ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Nephropathy (Definition)

Nephropathy is a medical term that refers to disease of the kidney. There are many causes. It can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, uric acid, abnormal proteins, cancers, blood vessel blockages in the kidney, it can be minimal or or it can be severe ...Read more


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What is a good diet for someone who suffers from diabetic nephropathy?

What is a good diet for someone who suffers from diabetic nephropathy?

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. ...Read more

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Do CKD + dm = diabetic nephropathy?

Do CKD + dm = diabetic nephropathy?

CKD + DM: The answer to your question is "Yes". Diabetes is the leading cause of renal failure in the US. There are 6 stages of chronic kidney disease, with stage being that of patients on dialysis. So a diabetic, depending on the duration of diabetes, the control of blood pressure and glucose, can be in any one of stages 1-5. ...Read more

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How do CKD and dm relate to diabetic nephropathy?

Diabetic nephropathy: Diabetes (d) affects the kidney and can cause them to fail. The kidney disease caused by d is called "diabetic nephropathy" (dn). Before going into renal failure, those with diabetic nephropathy can go into various stages of ckd. Treatment of blood pressure elevations, proteinuria and blood glucose levels can lead to slowing of kidney failure due to dn. ...Read more

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What is the best indicator of having diabetic nephropathy?

Protein in the urine: Diabetic nephropathy is kidney disease caused by long-standing diabetes. The best indicator that diabetic nephropathy is developing is the amount of urine protein. Normally there is none, or tiny amounts of protein found. In diabetic nephropathy there will be more and more protein spilled into the urine. That's why doctors monitor urine protein, along with blood tests for kidney function. ...Read more

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Why is glucose excreted through your urine in diabetic nephropathy?

Why is glucose excreted through your urine in diabetic nephropathy?

Sugar in the urine: When your blood sugar is too high, your kidneys, which filter your blood, are not able to hold onto all the glucose and it spills over into the urine. ...Read more

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Which drug is most effective and safe for treating proteinuria in someone with diabetic nephropathy?

Many options: There are many drugs that can be safe and typically lay in two classes of blood pressure medicine which are called: angiotensin receptor blockers, ace-inhibitors and possibly renin inhibitors (newer class). ...Read more

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What is a good diet to follow for someone who suffers from diabetic nephropathy?

What is a good diet to follow for someone who suffers from diabetic nephropathy?

Control diabetes: This takes first priority. So the diet is a strict diabetes diet. Also, if not in an early stage in the nephropathy, protein restriction would be helpful. ...Read more

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Can a hit to the kidney area cause diabetic nephropathy to accelerate?

Can a hit to the kidney area cause diabetic nephropathy to accelerate?

Not blunt trauma: A physical hit to the kidney, such as during contact sports should not worsen kidney disease due to diabetes. Diabetic nephropathy is accelerated most frequently by poor diabetes control and uncontrolled hypertension. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Rubin
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Diabetic Nephropathy (Definition)

Diabetic nephropathy is a condition where the chronic high blood glucose of a diabetic damages the small vessels of the kidney, causing the kidney to leak protein into the urine. There are often no symptoms until ...Read more


Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

Kidney diseases include hereditary problems such as polycystic kidney disease, structural abnormalities, infections, cancer, and damage to kidneys due to other medical conditions ...Read more