Diabetes: Can kidney failure occur if diabetes progresses?

M Doctors repeatedly suggest that people with diabetes should be very careful about their lifestyle and food habits. Elevated blood sugar levels can affect other organs. This reduces the ability to perform physical daily tasks properly. High blood sugar level can seriously affect kidney function. This is called diabetic nephropathy. If not diagnosed and treated in time, it can be fatal.

What exactly is diabetic nephropathy?

According to the Mayo Clinic, one in three people in the United States suffer from diabetic nephropathy. It affects the functioning of the kidneys which help to remove waste products and excess fluid from the body. If neglected, it can lead to kidney failure. Health experts warn that this is a life-threatening condition. Doctors suggest that the symptoms of this disease should be identified and treated at an early stage. He said to be careful with a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet.

Symptoms of this disease

⦿ Fluctuations in blood pressure

⦿ High level of proteins in urine.

⦿ Chronic swelling of feet, ankles, hands, eyes

⦿ Frequent urination

⦿ Decreased insulin

⦿ Lack of concentration, confusion

⦿ Dizziness, nausea

⦿ Shortness of breath

⦿ Loss of appetite

⦿ Weight loss

⦿ Whole body Feeling itchy

How does diabetic nephropathy occur?

High blood pressure directly contributes to diabetic nephropathy. A few kidney problems arise as a result of the disease. These often increase blood pressure. Hypertension can also increase it. If you are already suffering from diabetes then chances of developing this disease are high. It should be ensured that there are no problems like uncontrolled blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, obesity, overweight. If these are there, there is a risk of getting this disease.

How to prevent this disease?

⦿ Sugar levels should be monitored. Blood pressure levels and sugar levels should be monitored regularly. No matter how much diet you follow, if it is not under control, you should immediately consult a doctor.

⦿ Never self-medicate. Medicines should be taken as per doctor’s advice.

⦿ Weight should be kept under control. If you are obese, you should exercise and eat healthy to lose weight. Make sure to be physically active.

⦿ Avoid smoking and drinking habits. They damage the kidneys and lungs. If necessary to quit smoking, you can take a doctor’s treatment.

Note: Information collected from various studies, researches and health journals is provided here as usual for your understanding. This information is not a substitute for medical care or treatment. If you have any doubts regarding health, you should definitely consult a doctor. For the items mentioned in this article, “ABP Country”, ‘ABP Network’ Note that no liability is assumed.

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