Nephropathy is a kidney related disease that results in damage to kidneys. Nephropathy often results in kidney failure. Diabetes is the main cause of Nephropathy. The albumin content in the urine is the main indicator of Nephropathy. Symptoms are:
• Loss of more protein in urine
• High blood pressure
• Poor appetite
• Weight loss
• Nausea or vomiting
• Sleeping issues
HOW IS NEPHROPATHY DIAGNOSED?
This disease is diagnosed by a general physician who would do an ultrasound to check for kidney damage.
HOW IS NEPHROPATHY TREATED?
Treatment of neuropathy largely depends on the kind of infection or disease one has. NSAIDs are given to relieve the pain along with medications to improve kidney functions. In some cases, dialysis or kidney transplant becomes mandatory as there is too much damage to the area already. The earlier it is diagnosed, the higher are the chances of success.
DID YOU KNOW?
People who have nephropathy are advised against taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as these medicines may further stress the kidneys.