Under 9 Conditions, Kidney Patients Should Have Bed Rest

2018-12-04 23:40

Under 9 Conditions, Kidney Patients Should Have Bed RestFor kidney patients, it is often suggested to have a good rest and avoid over fatigue. That is because there are indeed many patients whose condition gets relapse or worse after undertaking heavy work.

As we all know, the kidney is a powerful detoxification organ. Most of the metabolites are filtered out of the body by the kidneys. When the activity increases, the metabolism of the human body accelerates and then waste production increases, thus increasing the burden of the kidney. The kidneys of people with kidney disease are already fragile and their metabolic capacity drops. It is laborious to filter only the products of normal metabolism, let alone increase its metabolic capacity.

Therefore, in clinical practice, we find that many kidney patients always worry about relapse or aggravation of the disease. Even if the disease is relatively slight, do not dare to exercise, and some even have long-term bed rest so that their physical condition is getting worse and worse, thereby we encourage these patients to exercise more.

But how to grasp the scale of motion and rest? Under these 9 kinds of circumstance below, you had better rest in bed.

1. Moderate to severe edema

What is the degree of moderation? Mild edema is limited to the eyelids or ankles; Moderate edema is found in the lower extremities; If there appears systemic oedema, even accompanied by hydrothorax and ascites, it is severe oedema. In such a case, you should limit water intake and supplement the lost protein so as to maintain the balance of remaining water in the body. The application of steroids and diuretics can help relieve swelling.

2. Moderate to severe high blood pressure

With very high blood pressure, patients will appear headache, dizziness, vomiting and some other symptoms. If blood pressure rises sharply in acute nephritis, and there appears hypertensive encephalopathy, headache, vomiting, convulsions and consciousness obstacle, you should rest in bed immediately and be hospitalized as soon as possible.

3. Gross hematuria or oliguria, and daily urine quantity is in 400 milliliter below.

4. Pulmonary infection or heart disease (such as secondary or higher cardiac insufficiency, severe arrhythmia).

5. Azotemia appears in acute nephritis.

6. Serious decrease in renal function and abnormalities in some important indicators (such as hyperkalemia, severe anemia, severe acidosis, etc.)

7. Kidney function declines rapidly in the short term.

8. Taking high doses of hormones (e.g., prednisone) and/or immunosuppressants (e.g., tacrolimus, cyclosporine A, and Mycophenolate Mofetil).

9. Be suffering from a bad cold or acute gastroenteritis or other serious complications.

And under majority circumstance, it is not necessary to rest in bed strictly. In stable stage of disease, the patients can participate in a few exercises, for instance walking, jogging, taijiquan, bicycling, swimming, dancing, etc. And choose the suitable exercises according to physical condition. Do not be over tired.

Now you are clear about the 9 conditions that requires you to stay in bed. For more information on kidney disease, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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