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    Swollen Legs in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

    Swollen Legs, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)Chronic kidney disease (CKD) refers to progressive loss of renal function. As the kidneys fail to perform functions adequately, an array of symptoms will appear. Swollen legs are commonly seen in CKD.

    Causes of swollen legs in CKD

    The most causes of swollen legs in the case of CKD is kidney function impairment or a heavy loss of protein in the urine. As the kidneys become impaired, the kidneys fail to remove extra fluid from body.High levels of fluid in body can result in swelling. Due to gravity,swollen legs often occur firstly.

    When the edema is caused by protein in the urine, it is called Nephrotic Syndrome.As heavy protein is lost in urine,it can create a reduction in albumin. The kidneys receive a message that the body’s blood supply is lacking volume,which triggers an attempt to retain salt to build more volume.This can result in excess fluid to restore in tissues, thus resulting in swollen legs.Meanwhile,swelling can occur in other body parts, around faces and even in lung.

    Treatment for swollen legs in CKD

    Treating swelling in CKD can involve multiple approaches.Patients should reduce their dietary salt intake.Additionally,some medicines (diuretics) are often prescribed to help the body eliminate the excess fluid that is being retained in the body.

    The patients can elevate their swollen legs above the heart several times a day for 30 minutes each time.This method is an effective treatment for mild swelling but may not be effective for moderate to severe swelling.

    The above are general treatments for swollen legs in CKD.However,as the underlying causes are not eliminated,the swollen legs can not be controlled completely.To control swollen legs in CKD fundamentally, the key is to repair the impaired kidney tissues and enhance renal function. If the kidneys can work better, the swollen legs will be controlled completely and fundamentally.

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