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Factors Induce Kidney Shrink in Chronic Kidney Disease

2014-08-20 16:15

The normal sizes of kidney are different one by one, but the average normal should be about 10 ~ 12 cm long; 5 ~ 7 cm wide; 3 ~ 5 cm thick. So if your kidney is smaller than the normal level, you should pay attention to it, that means your kidneys have been damaged in some way. Long-term kidney disease will damage the renal nephrons, especially the glomeruli, thus induce kidney shrink.

Kidney shrink may appear in left or right kidney, even both of them. Usually, the following tips can induce this disease:

Chronic Kidney disease developed into kidney insufficiency, especially Kidney Failure and Uremia, the serum creatinine level and urea nitrogen will increase, then the kidney is damaged serious induce kidney shrink. So if your kidney is smaller than the normal sizes, you should pay high attention to it. Because only the GFR is lower than 50%, the symptoms like renal shrink will occurs. Besides renalis phthisis, renal artery stenosis and Congenital renal dysplasia also can cause renal shrink.

In one word, Renal atrophy is closely related to long-term kidney disease. Renal atrophy and renal function changes are complementary to each other, when there is kidney atrophy patients are already or will inevitably appear renal dysfunction and renal failure, uremia.

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