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?
Diagnosis of Nephropathy is done based on albumin tests of the urine through urinalysis. Early detection of Nephropathy is vital for treatment. Kidney biopsy may also be performed if the nephrologist suspects Nephropathy. Blood pressure needs to be checked regularly to keep the renal processes under check.
HOW IS NEPHROPATHY TREATED?
Nephropathy is treated with medicines for lowering blood pressure and protection of kidneys. These medicines are used to slow down kidney damage.
DID YOU KNOW?
People who have nephropathy are advised against taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as these medicines may further stress the kidneys.