+ Q1. How long does it take to develop Diabetic Nephropathy?
- Ans. Almost all patients with type 1 diabetes develop some evidence of functional change in the kidneys within two to five years of the diagnosis. Within 10 to 30 years, roughly 30 to 40 percent of severity of this disease increases.
+ Q2. What are the complications of Diabetic Nephropathy?
- -Fluid retention, which could lead to swelling in your arms & legs, high blood pressure and fluid in your lungs (pulmonary edema)
-A rise of potassium levels in your blood (hyperkalemia).
-Heart and blood vessel disease (cardiovascular disease), which could lead to stroke.
-Damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (Diabetic Retinopathy)
-Reduced number of red blood cells to transport oxygen (anemia).
-Foot sores, erectile dysfunction, diarrhea and other problems related to damaged nerves and blood vessels.
-Bone and mineral disorders due to the inability of the kidneys to maintain the right balance of calcium and phosphorus in the blood.
-Pregnancy complications that carry risks for the mother and the developing fetus.
+ Q3. How to prevent Diabetic Nephropathy?
- -Keep check on blood sugar levels.
-Maintain a healthy weight.
-Maintain good cholesterol levels.
+ Q4. How does ayurveda treat Diabetic Nephropathy?
- Ans. We at Dr Dassan’s Ayurveda, emphasize on controlling blood sugar as well as blood pressure of the patient. Certain ayurvedic herbs like gokshura, punarnava, kasni etc which are diuretic in nature. Exercise,diet & lifestyle changes and medications are advised along with it which have a nourishing effect on nephrons which helps rejuvenating the nephrons. This in turn improves kidney functioning by preventing protein leakage from the urine .
+ Q5. Are there any side effects of your treatment?
- Ans. No, there are no side effects as we provide our patient with the best treatment and medications which are given in appropriate dosage with right anupan (taken along with medicine). However, each medicine has a different effect on each individual so we recommend you to stay in touch.
+ Q6. What is the cost of your treatment?
- Ans. Our medicines i.e full course of treatment could cost around Rs. 3000 to 6000 per month. It also depends on the digestive power, appetite and other associated conditions that the patient might be having since we believe in not just treating the disease but the body as a whole.
+ Q7. How soon may the patient recover?
- Ans. One may start experiencing results within 20-25 days of treatment by following the proper course of medicine along with diet and exercise.
+ Q8. What are the other health conditions that come with Diabetic Nephropathy?
- Ans. Other health conditions that come along with Diabetic Nephropathy include: -Fluid retention in arms & legs
-Fluid in your lungs
-An increase in blood potassium levels
+ Q9. What tests do I need for diagnosing Diabetic Nephropathy?
- Ans. Starting five years following your diagnosis, screening for diabetic nephropathy is advised if you have type 1 diabetes. In the event that type 2 diabetes is diagnosed in you, screening will start right away.
-Urinary albumin test. The blood protein albumin can be found in your urine by performing this test.Typically, the kidneys don't filter albumin out of the blood. A high level of protein in the urine can point to poor kidney function.
-Albumin/creatinine ratio. A chemical waste product called creatinine is removed from the blood by healthy kidneys. Another indicator of kidney function is the albumin/creatinine ratio, which compares the amount of albumin to creatinine in a urine sample.
-Glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Estimating how rapidly the kidneys filter blood (glomerular filtration rate) can be done using the amount of creatinine in a blood sample. Poor kidney function is indicated by a low filtration rate.
Other tests include Imaging tests and Kidney biopsy.
+ Q10. How often should I monitor my blood sugar?
- Ans. Most individuals with type 2 diabetes only require once or twice daily blood sugar checks. You might only need to check your blood sugar a few times per week if it's under control.