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?
There's no cure for nephropathy and no definitive way of knowing what course the disease will take. Some people experience complete remission and others live normal lives with low-grade blood or protein in their urine (hematuria or proteinuria). Treatment with a number of medications can slow the progress of the disease and help the manage symptoms such as high blood pressure, protein in the urine (proteinuria), and swelling (edema) in the hands and feet.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nephropathy is treated with medicines for lowering blood pressure and protection of kidneys. These medicines are used to slow down kidney damage.