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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Proteinuria Is An Accelerator for Kidney Failure

2018-09-23 08:17

Proteinuria Is An Accelerator for Kidney FailureThe progression of renal function in most patients is very slow, and only few people will develop renal failure. In most patients, renal function can remain stable for a long time. The biggest concern for them is not uremia, but acute progression factors, such as infections, drug damage, other diseases, etc. These factors tend to be more insidious, leading to a sudden aggravation of the disease, but many patients are still kept in the dark. So how to detect changes in the disease as soon as possible to prevent further deterioration of renal function?

If there are 3 changes in the urine, it means that the renal function is aggravated, and you should go to the hospital immediately for treatment:

1. More and more bubbles appear in urine

A typical symptom of proteinuria is a large amount of fine foam that persists in urine because the leakage of the protein into the urine increases urine tension. The more foam, the more protein leakage, the more serious renal damage, so do not be careless when urine foam increases. Note: proteinuria does not equal severe disease, and is classified as pathological type.

2. Reduce urine volume

With the progression of kidney disease, the amount of urine will gradually reduce, mainly because the function of glomerular filtration and the reabsorption function of renal tubules are damaged, and the kidney cannot perform the function of filtration and excretion normally, leading to the reduction of urine generation.

3. Urine has no odor and is clear as water

Normal urine is bright yellow and stinky, but when kidney function deteriorates, more toxins accumulate in the body, and urine is unable to carry this toxin, so it is usually colorless and tasteless when excreted.

In the above urine changes, reduced urination and colorless won’t cause an effect to kidney disease, but proteinuria can do harm to kidneys. When kidneys are damaged, more protein goes out of body. This is a vicious circle. To protect renal function and avoid uremia, it is urgent to lower proteinuria. The following 3 points can help you control proteinuria well.

Combination of steroids, Immunosuppressants and Chinese medicine

Glucocorticoid drugs include prednisone, methylprednisolone tablets, etc., which can eliminate renal inflammation and inhibit proteinuria. The administration of corticosteroid drugs must follow the principle of "sufficient starting, slow reducing and long-term maintenance". Only by taking steroid drugs continuously can achieve the goal of lowering proteinuria. However, the root cause of proteinuria is the damage of renal function. Chinese medicine can be used to restore renal function. Compared with western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine is milder and has fewer side effects. Traditional Chinese medicine therapy such as Acupuncture and Medicated Bath can also play a role in regulating the renal environment and detoxification.

To take a low amount of high quality protein to reduce burden on kidneys

Following the principle of a low amount of high quality protein intake can help reduce proteinuria greatly. Because kidneys have been damaged, and their metabolic function declines so that wastes can not be passed out naturally, diet should be mainly light to avoid excessive nutrition. A low amount of high quality protein can not only meet nutritional needs, but also reduce the burden on the kidneys.

High quality protein foods include meat, milk, egg, soybean and its products. You can choose according to your medical condition. Generally speaking, 1g/kg protein intake per day is OK. And to adjust it according to your doctor’s advice.

To improve immunity and avoid infections

Infections can lead to more toxins, and more inflammation in the kidneys, and then more proteinuria. To prevent infection, pay more attention to hygiene, increase exercise appropriately, stick to a reasonable diet, and take immune-enhancing drugs if necessary can help you improve immunity.

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