Smoking can do much harm to people. It can do much harm to lung and heart. The recent researches have showed that smoking can lead to proteinuria thus causing or aggravating renal damage. Especially for patients who have kidney disease originally, smoking can accelerate the decline in their renal function.
Smoking can cause blood pressure to increase even for people with normal
blood pressure. High blood pressure is one of risk factors in causing and
aggravating renal damage. Smoking can increase the vascular resistance and
increase the concentration of some substance that can contract blood vessels.
According to some researches, some patients with primary Hypertension do not
have protein in their urine. However, some protein can be found in their urine
This proves that smoking can damage the filtration membrance of
kidneys thus causing protein to leak into urine. Therefore, smoking can cause
much damage to patients with kidney disease, especially those with Diabetic
Nephropathy. Long term smoking can aggravate high blood pressure and cause more
protein leakage thus accelerating its progression.
Smoking not only increases the incidence of Lung Cancer, but also increases
the incidence of Kidney Cancer and cancer of urinary system.
Therefore, no matter you are kidney disease suffers or not, you should quit
smoking for you heath.