Is Renal Failure Dangerous for Diabetics
It is not news that in some diabetics, creatinine has already risen obviously and dialysis is advised once kidney damage is found, which is due to not realizing early signs and symptoms of kidney damage. While renal failure is irreversible, prevention and early treatment is the best way so as to save kidney functions maximally.
Generally, the risk of renal failure increases with prolonging course of diabetes, poorly-controlled diabetes is also a main factor for renal failure. By increasing pressure within glomeruli, high blood pressure makes the disease develop into renal failure at a faster speed.
A typical symptom of diabetic kidney disease is protein in urine, which is due to increased permeability on kidney filters(glomeruli) under longstanding high blood glucose state. What comes along protein loss is decreased immunity, which makes diabetics more easily get infections, speeding up kidney function deterioration and increasing risk factors.
At renal failure stage, kidney functions has been severely injured or lost for a large part, so many problems will appear. Wastes(such as creatinine and urea nitrogen) that are normally expelled into urine pile up in our body; water, erythrocyte and acid-base balance is disturbed, causing a series of problems such as swelling, nausea, poor appetite, high blood pressure, heart failure, hyperkalemia, hypokalemia, hyponatremia, hypocalcemia, etc. In severer conditions, there can be life risks.
Moreover, diabetics with renal failure is difficult to treat than most other kidney diseases as there are often combined complications in other organs such as heart, retina and brain, which puts diabetics with renal failure at a very dangerous place.
For diabetics, the only thing we can do is to adopt treatment as early as possible, which is helpful to reduce life threatens in later times and save your kidney functions maximally.
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