Causes and Treatment for Swelling In Kidney Patients

2018-01-14 23:03

Causes and Treatment for Swelling In Kidney PatientsQuestions:

1. Kidney patients suffer from swelling. Is swelling from drinking too much water?

2. What to do for swelling?

What causes renal edema?

Renal swelling is connected with colloid osmotic pressure and crystalloid osmotic pressure.

Colloid osmotic pressure maintains the balance of water in and out of blood vessels.

Crystalloid osmotic pressure maintains the balance of water in and out of cells.

Colloid osmotic pressure is related to plasma albumin so lots of urine protein patients will have swelling.

Crystalloid osmotic pressure is related to sodion so if you eat too salty foods, swelling also occurs.

What to do for renal swelling?

Limit fluid intake

No matter what factors lead to swelling all indicates poor water metabolism, so you need to limit fluid intake. Your water intake should not exceed your urine output per day.

Find the root cause

You need to clarify the root cause of swelling. It is caused by lots of protein leakage or electrolyte disorder so that you can carry on the treatment in view of the reason.

If swelling is caused by lots of protein leakage, you need to follow a low but high quality protein diet like fish, eggs and milk.

If swelling is from electrolyte disorder, you need to balance your electrolyte with diet or dialysis.

Take normal treatment

The normal treatment should repair injured kidney tissues and improve your own renal function. When your own renal function is improved, your kidneys can balance electrolytes and discharge excessive fluid out of your body. Then swelling will be treated from the root. The normal treatment is a series of Chinese medicine therapies like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, Medicated Foot Bath, Medicinal Soup, Mai Kang Mixture and Steaming Therapy, etc. Based on your illness condition, our experts will give you proper treatments. If you want to know more information about our treatments, you can leave a message below or consult our online doctor directly.

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