What is diabetic nephropathy?

A diabetic nephropathy is a form of kidney damage that occurs from having diabetes. It can progress to chronic kidney disease and kidney failure.

What are the symptoms of diabetic nephropathy?

There are no early for this condition. The occurrence of symptoms happens when the kidney has significant damage. However, the following symptoms can be kept in mind:

  • weight loss
  • poor appetite
  • swollen feet and ankles
  • eye puffiness
  • itchy skin
  • muscle cramps
  • urge to pass urine often
  • fatigue
  • lack of concentration

What causes diabetic nephropathy?

There are many causes of diabetic nephropathy. These causes include:

  • the duration of having diabetes
  •  high blood glucose levels
  • high blood pressure
  • obesity
  • smoking

These causes are likely to increase the chances of causing diabetic nephropathy to a person. Therefore, a person is advised to keep a check on the above-stated causes.

How is diabetic nephropathy diagnosed?

If a patient has diabetes, our doctor will recommend regular check-ups to check on the patient’s blood glucose control. We have amongst the best nephrologist for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy. They ask the patient about any symptoms that he/she has and perform a physical examination, looking for any complications of diabetes. The following tests are also recommended by our doctors:

  • Urine Test
  • Blood Test

How is diabetic nephropathy treated? 

Early detection and treatment of diabetic nephropathy help to stop the progression of kidney disease in people with diabetes and can reverse it if done in the early stages. We have amongst the best doctors for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy in Bangalore. They give the right advice to the patients about the medication and treatments and are experts in all the treatments that they do and have a great success rate. This makes us one of the best hospitals for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy in Bangalore.

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