Symptoms of Diabetic Kidney Disease
Diabetes is a common endocrine disease, sounding like there is no significant relationship with kidneys. Actually, it is not. If diabetes is not controlled well, various complications will occur, among which diabetic kidney disease is a serious one. Diabetic kidney disease can cause kidney failure, threatening people’s life. Therefore, it is essential for diabetics to know about the symptoms of diabetic kidney disease so as to take early treatment.
1. Proteinuria (protein in urine)
In the early stage of diabetic kidney disease, there is no clinical proteinuria. Only with radioimmunoassay can micro albuminuria be detected. In clinic, the only manifestation of diabetic kidney disease in early stage is proteinuria, developing from intermittent proteinuria to continuous one.
Swelling is rarely found in the early stage of diabetic kidney disease. For some patients, mild swelling appears before plasma protein lowers. If quantities of proteinuria appear, plasma proteins lowers and swelling becomes serious, diabetics kidney disease will develop into end stage.
3. High blood pressure
The morbidity of hypertension in patients with diabetes type 1, who have no kidney problem, isn’t higher than that of healthy people. However, the following condition is usually associated with hypertension: diabetes type 2, proteinuria, nephrotic syndrome. In addition, most cases of nephrotic syndrome is accompanied by modest hypertension and few of them even tend to severe hypertension.
4. Kidney failure
There is a big difference in the development of diabetic kidney disease. For some patients, mild proteinuria can persistent for many years, but their kidneys are in normal state. While for others, there is little urine protein and the disease can develop into nephrotic syndrome. Then kidney functions deteriorate gradually and kidney failure occur.
Patients with significant azotemia may have mild anemia.
6. Complications in other organs
With the development of this disease, complications in other organs occur, such as cardiovascular disease, neuropathy and retinopathy.
Hope what mentioned above is helpful. If you notice any of these symptoms, please see doctors as early as possible and take timely treatment. If you want to know more about diabetic kidney disease, you can email to email@example.com. We will do our best to help you.