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What Is Renal Parenchymal Disease

My physical test shows I have renal parenchymal disease, but I know little about it. Please, tell me what is renal parenchymal disease.

The Doctor Answered:

What Is Renal Parenchymal DiseaseRenal refers to kidney that is the vital excretory organ. Every kidney consists of renal parenchyma and renal pelvis. Within renal parenchymal, more than one million of nephrons are responsible for filtering blood and keeping electrolyte balance.

Renal parenchymal disease can affect one or both of kidneys. It is described as part of renal parenchyma damaged, and this disease is usually found through ultrasound. With damage to these tissues, kidney loses its function gradually. If the kidney is damaged severely, renal parenchymal disease may develop renal failure. Therefore, the more timely you take correct treatment, the better your healthy condition.

Since renal parenchymal disease can be either acquired, hereditary or congenital, the effective treatment should be the one that can not only control the underlying cause but also repairing damaged tissues.

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