CKD: How to Protect Renal Function
CKD, also known as Chronic Kidney Disease, refers to gradual loss of renal function. If left untreated, it will progress into kidney failure eventually. Therefore, how to protect the impaired renal function has become crucial. Read on and you can find the answer.
In the early stages, there are usually no symptoms. However, it is necessary to have your kidney function tested. And the tests can be urine test, blood test, kidney biopsy, B ultrasound or MRI, etc. If you are interested in this, feel free to consult with our online doctor directly. And we will try our best to help you.
Keep blood pressure in a normal range
Effective control of blood pressure is very important for patients with CKD, as it can not only lower the stress of kidneys but also the heart. In normal condition, blood pressure level should be controlled at 130/80mm Hg. And medications like ACEI or ARBs can help lower blood pressure and protect renal function to some extent.
Keep blood sugar under control
Except for hypertension, high blood sugar is another leading factor of this disorder. Therefore, it is significant to keep blood sugar in a target range. In daily life, weight control, moderate exercises and some medications can be helpful. For more detailed information, you can email us:firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you better suggestions.
Avoid taking nephrotoxic drugs
In daily life, patients should pay much attention to the use of medications, because some of them may cause damage to kidneys. So it is necessary to consul with your doctor.
Except for the above suggestions, healthy diet, quit smoking and drinking, avoid cold or infections are also helpful.
The above are some advices on the protection of renal function in people with CKD. Anything unclear about this topic, you can leave us message below. Good luck!
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