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

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Dr. Sreya Pallath
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
9 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sreya Pallath
Dr. Sreya Pallath
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Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Diabetic nephropathy per se is related to hyperfiltration in the kidney thru a complex mechanism. A hit to the kidney could conceivably cause kidney damage from other reasons but it wont accelerate dm nephropathy.

In brief: No

Diabetic nephropathy per se is related to hyperfiltration in the kidney thru a complex mechanism. A hit to the kidney could conceivably cause kidney damage from other reasons but it wont accelerate dm nephropathy.
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
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Dr. Frank Amico
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

If you mean a physical hit, than the answer is no.

In brief: No

If you mean a physical hit, than the answer is no.
Dr. Frank Amico
Dr. Frank Amico
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