Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy Need to Control Blood Pressure
“I have diabetes and high blood pressure for 12 years. Recently, my examination results showed that my kidneys are damaged. My doctor told me kidney problems was due to my diabetes and high blood pressure”
“ Two yeas ago, I was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease stage 3. I still have diabetes and uncontrolled high blood pressure for years。 Although I take medicines for the two disease kidneys stilled are hurt. Can diabetes and high blood pressure affect my kidneys? How severe do they affect my kidneys?”
High blood pressure and Diabetic Nephropathy
Diabetic nephropathy is a disease caused by diabetes. Diabetes is characterized by high levels of sugar in the blood which can make more blood flow through kidneys. Kidneys have to overwork and over time, kidneys are damaged to allow the protein to pass into the urine, forming proteinuria. Diabetes patients are always accompanied by high blood pressure which plays important role on the onset or progress of chronic kidney disease.
High blood pressure can make the heart work harder. Over time, blood vessels are hurt and kidney disease occurs when the blood vessels in the kidneys are damaged. Consequently, the kidneys can not work normally to remove the wastes and fluid from the blood and keep protein in the body. As long as they are damaged, they fail to remove the wastes and excessive fluid, and meanwhile allow the protein pass into the urine. Proteinuria is the early sign of diabetic nephropathy so a urine test for albumin in the urine is necessary to early find the diabetic nephropathy.
In turn, extra fluid will elevate blood pressure in some degree. It is an dangerous cycle. The goal of blood pressure for diabetic nephropathy patients is 130/80mmHg which is a recommended level.
How to control your blood pressure?
Except for medicines that your doctor prescribe to you like ACE, Renin inhibitors ect, with lifestyle change, proper diet, high blood pressure can be controlled well. You doctor may tell you to eat less salt because the salt can not be filter by your damaged kidneys. Giving up smoking and alcohol is beneficial to high blood pressure control. A survey shows that smokers have higher risk of high blood pressure than non-smokers.
At last, Micro-Chinese Medicine is recommended which has good effects on lowering blood pressure and restoring the kidney function and is a natural therapy. If you are interested in this natural therapy, you can consult our experts online for more information.
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