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Renal Parenchymal Disease Overview

What is renal parenchymal disease?

Our kidney consists of renal parenchyma and renal pelvis, and renal parenchyma consists of renal cortex and renal medulla, which are the parts that are in charge of regulating our internal body balance. Renal parenchymal disease means kidney disease appears and causes damage in their renal parenchyma.

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What are the causes of renal parenchymal disease?

The causes of renal parenchymal disease are various. Some of them can damage patient’s kidney function gradually, which will lead to kidney failure eventually, and they are known as chronic kidney disease. Some can cause patients to have acute kidney disease, and cause severe condition in a short time.

The most common causes of renal parenchymal disease are diabetes and high blood pressure. Besides, medicines, bacteria, virus, kidney stone, etc, are also common causes of renal parenchymal diseases. Genetic factor is also a cause of renal parenchymal disease, and polycystic kidney disease is the typical example. What’s more, autoimmune disorder is also a major reason of renal parenchymal disease, such as lupus nephritis, purpura nephritis, IgA nephropathy, etc.

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What are the complications and symptoms of renal parenchymal disease?

Kidney is in charge of our internal body balance, and when it is damaged, patients can have many metabolic disorders, which can cause patients to have many health problems.

1.Common complications of renal parenchymal disease:

Anemia

Renal osteopathy

Edema

Proteinuria

Hematuria

Cardiovascular diseases

Hypertension

Hyperfunction of parathyroid gland

2.Common symptoms of renal parenchymal disease:

Fatigue

Itching

Muscle cramp

Abnormal urine color

Swelling

Foamy urine

Frequent urination at night

Joint pain

Hypertension

Loss of appetite

Nausea and vomiting

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What treatments are effective for renal parenchymal disease?

If patients have acute kidney failure, patients will have severe condition in a short time. But if patients can accept effective treatment in time, patient’s condition can be also recovered soon.

If patients have chronic kidney disease, patient’s kidney function will be damaged gradually, and there is no cure for this kind of renal parenchymal disease.

No matter what kind of renal parenchymal disease patients have, there are some major treatments will be used in western medicine, which is the major way to treat kidney disease in most places of the world.

Medicine is a major part in treating renal parenchymal disease, and hormone medicines are often used to treat inflammatory reaction in kidney. Beside, medicines like glucocorticoid, immunosuppressor and cytotoxic drug are often used in treating renal parenchymal diseases.

Blood Purification is another important aspect in treating renal parenchymal disease, which can help remove metabolic wastes and toxins in patient’s body. Some blood purification technologies are often used, like plasma exchange, blood perfusion, dialysis, etc. In fact, dialysis is the most common way to prolong patients’ lifetime when they are in the late stage of kidney disease. Besides, kidney transplant is another important choice for patients with no-functioning kidneys.

Other treatments:

In fact, treatments that combines Chinese medicine and western medicine will be a perfect way to treat renal parenchymal disease, because Chinese medicine can promoting patient’s self-repairing ability by treating disease systemically, and western medicine is good at controlling patient’s condition because it can slove single problem effectively. In fact, therapies like Blood Pollution Therapy and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy have this effect.

1.Blood Pollution Therapy:

Blood Pollution Therapy uses western medical technologies to control patient’s condition, mainly using blood purification technology to remove out the metabolic wastes and inflammatory factors from patient’s body, which can help make a well internal circumstance. Then, nutrients and Chinese medicine will be supplied to patients. Chinese medicine has obvious effect in activating blood circulation and removing out blood stasis, which can help repairing patient’s damaged kidney structure. Besides, the nutrients that are needed for repairing kidney damage will be transported into patient’s body, which can promote the recovery of kidney function.

2.Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy:

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is the combination of Chinese medicine and modern medical technology. It is an external therapy, and Chinese medicines will be transported into the diseased area directly by advanced osmotic technology, which can promote the effect of Chinese medicine.

Beside, this therapy also has many obvious effects in treating kidney disease, like anti-inflammation, anticoagulation, expanding blood vessels, etc. And these benefits can help make a well internal circumstance in kidney, which can help repairing patient’s damaged nephrons.

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What can patients do to improve the prognosis of renal parenchymal disease?

As we have said, there is no cure for chronic renal parenchymal disease, and what can patients do is to slow down its progression and improve their prognosis. Thereby, it is necessary for patients to do what they can to improve their prognosis, and there are some aspects can affect patient’s prognosis obviously, which should be regulated by patients according to their own condition.

Diet:

Diet can influence our health condition obviously, so patients with renal parenchymal disease should pay attention to their diet regulation. There are many aspects should be considered by patients with kidney disease, such as the intake of protein, sodium, calcium,calory, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin, etc. Patients should do what they can to improve their condition, and it is necessary for patients to find help from a dietitian.

Exercise:

Exercise is very beneficial for patients with renal parenchymal disease, because it can improve patient’s blood circulation obviously, which can help patients prevent hypertension and cardiovascular diseases, and these complications are very dangerous for patients with kidney disease. Thereby, it is necessary for patients to take appropriate exercise regularly.

Positive attitude:

It is important for patients to make themselves to have positive attitude, because that can affect their mental condition and activity obviously. In fact, good emotion is very beneficial for improving patient’s immunity, and confidence is an essential factor for patients to deal with their condition.

Preventing infection:

Infection can aggravated patient’s condition obviously, so it is important for patients to take measures to prevent infection in their life.Besides, patients should make themselves to have other good life habits that can help them improve their condition.

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