The Notice for Chronic Nephritis Patients
After the age of 40, about 1% patients present Glomerulosclerosis. So patients should protect kidney at the middle-aged, avoid the high-protein food, and check blood pressure, urine, blood sugar, blood fat and renal function regularly. Patients should avoid these medicines like antibiotics, chemotherapeutic agents, contrast agent, antalgesic etc, which damage kidney to a certain extent.
Kidney plays a so important role in the activity of human body. Why the early damage of renal function can’t be checked easily? That is because kidney has a tremendous ability of storing, life action only consumes 25%~30% renal function under normal condition; activity consume is less than 50% if increasing renal burden which is caused by sports, infection, taking medicines etc. This is the reason why healthy person can donate one kidney to the patient who really need. Therefore, the early damage of renal function can’t be checked easily, that is to say the tremendous potential of kidney covers the early damage.
At present, most patients clear about the condition of renal function through checking Scr and BUN. If Scr is in the normal level, the renal function is also in the normal condition? When Scr is up to the maximum of normal level, only 30% healthy renal function is left. In another word, if Scr is higher than the normal level, the healthy renal function is less than 30%.
Therefore, Scr as a sign to display the damage of renal function can’t reflect the real situation of renal function. Furthermore, we can’t simple think that as long as Scr in the normal level, the renal function is also in the good condition. When Scr is in the normal level or higher than the normal value, the tremendous storing ability of kidney is lost, all left healthy renal cells and tissues try their best to maintain the environment stable in human body.
When renal function continue to decrease, only 20% healthy renal function is left and Scr is obvious higher than the normal level. If patients present these symptoms like hypovolemia, infection, urinary tract obstruction or taking renal toxic medicines, which will increase extra burden of kidney and aggravate the illness condition. Negative treatment gives rise to aggravate illness condition, even threat patient’s life.
In a word, Kidney patients should check the physical condition regularly and receive the proper treatment, thus preventing the occurrence and development of Renal Insufficiency, even Uremia. Early dectection, early prevention, promote treatment.