Does Proteinuria Mean Kidney Failure

Does Proteinuria Mean Kidney FailureThe influence of proteinuria in kidney disease can not be underestimated. It not only directly affects the progress of renal function, but also relates to the prognosis of the disease. Therefore, many patients will directly link proteinuria with renal failure. Does proteinuria mean Kidney Failure?

In fact, for all Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), whether accompanied by proteinuria or not, it will end in end-stage renal failure (uremic stage). Proteinuria plays a role of "accelerator" and is an important factor affecting the stability of renal function, but it is not a decisive factor.

In addition to proteinuria, the progress of renal function is also affected by multiple factors, including patient's age, personal physique, underlying diseases, psychological conditions, timing of discovery, and one of the most critical indicators - pathological types.

There are many pathological types of CKD, of which about one-third are Nephrotic Syndrome with typical symptoms of massive proteinuria. In addition, it is accompanied by hyperlipidemia, severe edema and hypoproteinemia.

In addition to proteinuria, the progress of renal function is also affected by multiple factors, including patient's age, personal physique, underlying diseases, psychological conditions, timing of discovery, and one of the most critical indicators - pathological types.

There are many pathological types of CKD, of which about one-third are Nephrotic Syndrome with typical symptoms of massive proteinuria. In addition, it is accompanied by hyperlipidemia, severe edema and hypoproteinemia.

Although it also has the characteristics of massive proteinuria, different pathological types of kidney disease have different rates of progress in renal function, and the final development results are different. Not all of them will develop to renal failure.

If you have these pathological types of kidney disease, even with proteinuria, it is not easy to develop to renal failure:

In the early stage of CKD, such as minimal change nephropathy, membranous nephropathy, IgA Nephropathy, membranous proliferative nephritis, the impairment of renal function is relatively mild. Although proteinuria and edema exist, active treatment with steroids or immunosuppressants can help you recover or stabilize.

Some kidney patients, such as membranous nephropathy, can get into remission spontaneously. Therefore, the timing of treatment is also a decisive factor affecting the progress of renal function. Although proteinuria exists, as long as it is found in time, it can also be relieved. In patients with advanced stage, adhering to steroids and immunosuppressant treatment and eliminating inflammation in the kidney in time can also maintain the stability of renal function.

To reduce the risk of renal failure, patients with these types of nephropathy should also pay attention to the prevention and treatment of infections and Cardiovascular Diseases.

If you have these pathological types of kidney disease, proteinuria is a typical symptom and it is easy to develop into renal failure:

Diabetic Nephropathy, Hypertensive Nephropathy, Lupus Nephritis and Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis are secondary kidney disease, so the disease develops more rapidly and the treatment is more difficult. Take Diabetic Nephropathy as an example, microalbuminuria may occur in the early stage. Some patients have edema and elevated blood pressure. For proteinuria, antihypertensive drugs such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) or angiotensin receptor antagonists (ARB) are mainly taken. They also protect kidney function. But to stabilize renal function and reduce proteinuria, the key is to maintain the stability of blood sugar. If long-term blood sugar has caused vascular damage, coupled with damage to renal function, it is difficult to reverse and can only be maintained.

Different pathological types of kidney disease mostly lead to proteinuria, but the focus of treatment is not the same. Therefore, before treatment, it is better to avoid the damage of proteinuria to kidney function. For more information on proteinuria treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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