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How to Protect One's Heart among Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy

2012-11-24 08:37

According to research, 412 patients with Diabetic Nephropathy take B ultrasound and found all of them present as heart enlargement, left heart hypertrophy and ventricular diastolic dysfunction etc.

Diabetic Nephropathy acts as one important complications of diabetes. 30% of type I diabetes patients and 20-50% of type II diabetes mellitus patients has DN with varying degrees.

Another major complication coming from Diabetes is cardiovascular disease. The incidence rate of coronary heart disease in DM patients is three to five times higher than those with no diabetes mellitus. In serious cases, angina, acute coronary syndrome, myocardial infarction, heart failure, arrhythmia or even sudden death etc. would attack in those patients with Diabetic Nephropathy.

How to prevent it from happening?

In order to prevent the occurrence of cardiovascular disease from happening, patients with no matter Diabetes Mellitus or Diabetic Nephropathy should keep an open eye on their diet and body weight. Certainly, taking good control of their blood sugar, high blood pressure and high levels of blood fat contribute a lot to help avoid heart problems. If the patients suffer from anemia or have proteinuria, those complications should be corrected too.

Following a proper diet means a lot to prevent cardiovascular disease from attacking. Our suggestions are try to avoid or quit strong tea or coffee. Staying away from alcohol and cigarettes also helps. Here are some details for those patients. If the patients both have diabetes and kidney problems, diet should be carefully taken, like they should better not take any foods that may pose extra pressure on damaged kidneys or increase their high blood sugar.

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