Diabetic nephropathy — causes, side effects and treatments at NaturalPedia.com

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Diabetic nephropathy is a kidney disease that occurs in people with diabetes. Nephropathy is used to define the condition wherein the kidneys begin to cause damage, which can eventually result in kidney failure. In more serious cases, it is called end-stage renal disease or ESRD, which often develops due to diabetes, with diabetes causing less than half of all cases. Kidney diseases are quite common in diabetic people because diabetes affects the arteries in the body and the kidney filters blood from those arteries.

The risk of developing diabetic nephropathy can increase if you are obese; a smoker; have unregulated blood sugar; have high blood pressure; have type-1 diabetes that started before you were 20 years old.

Known side effects of diabetic nephropathy

The side effects of diabetic nephropathy include fatigue, general overall unwell feeling, loss of appetite, headache, itchy and dry skin, nausea or vomiting, and swelling of the arms and legs.

Body systems harmed by diabetic nephropathy

The body systems harmed by diabetic nephropathy include the excretory and cardiovascular systems. Diabetic nephropathy could possibly result in end-stage kidney failure; cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, and peripheral arterial disease; and high blood pressure.

List of foods or nutrients that prevent diabetic nephropathy

According to an entry published on the website NaturalSociety.com, the foods and nutrients that can help prevent or treat diabetic nephropathy include acetyl-l-carnitine, vitamin B12, biotin, primrose oil, alpha lipoic acid, and capsaicin.

Treatments, management plans for diabetic nephropathy

Treatment and management options for diabetic nephropathy may include proper diet, exercise, strict monitoring and regulating of blood glucose levels, medicine to reduce blood pressure, particularly angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or aldosterone receptor blockers, and proper care to refrain from using medicines which damage the kidneys.

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Summary

Diabetic nephropathy is a kidney disease that develops in people with diabetes.

Diabetic nephropathy causes fatigue, general overall unwell feeling, loss of appetite, headache, itchy and dry skin, nausea or vomiting, and swelling of the arms and legs.

Diabetic nephropathy can lead to end-stage kidney failure; cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, and peripheral arterial disease; and high blood pressure.

Diabetic nephropathy harms the excretory and cardiovascular systems.

Diabetic nephropathy can be prevented and/or cured with acetyl-l-carnitine, vitamin B12, biotin, primrose oil, alpha lipoic acid, and capsaicin.

Diabetic nephropathy can be managed by proper diet, exercise, strict monitoring and regulating of blood glucose levels, medicine to reduce blood pressure, and proper care to avoid using medicines which damage the kidneys.

Sources include:

MedicalNewsToday.com

Diabetes.co.uk

Healthline.com

MedlinePlus.gov

Patient.info

NaturalSociety.com

URMC.Rochester.edu

 



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