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    How to Manage Swelling Legs in IgA Nephropathy

    2014-06-09 07:06| Font Size A A A

    How to Manage Swelling Legs in IgA NephropathyIgA nephropathy is a kind of chronic kidney disease, which is caused by the accumulation of IgA in kidney. As patients’ kidney damage becomes severer and severer, more and more complications will appear, which can cause patients to have many obvious symptoms.

    For many patients with IgA nephropathy, swelling in legs often appear in their body, which can casue them to have suffering feeling. Well then, how can patients with IgA nephropathy manage this problem?

    Why patients with IgA Nephropathy have swelling in legs?

    Leg swelling is caused by edema, which means there is excess fluid accumulating in patient’s body. There are two major causes of leg swelling. One is massive proteinuria, and the otehr is low kidney function.

    IgA nephropathy is a disease which often causes nephrotic syndrome, and patients with nephrotic syndrome often have massive proteinuria, which can cause severe swelling. Besides, when patient’s kidney function is very low, much excess fluid will accumulate in patient’s body, which can aslo cause patients to have swelling.

    In fact, when patients have massive protein loss, the osmotic press of blood will reduce, which can cause fluid in blood to flow into body tissues. Under the effect of gravity, edema is more likely to appear in patient’s low legs. Thereby, leg swelling in patients with IgA nepheopathy is more likely to be caused by massive proteinuria.

    How to manage leg swelling in IgA nephropathy?

    To control leg swelling, many important measures should be taken by patients with IgA nephropathy.

    Firstly, it is important for patients to regulate their diet. Patients should increase their protein intake appropriately to supply the lost protein, and patients should reduce their sodium intake, becasue high sodium intake can aggravate their condition.

    Besides, patients will also need medicines, like ARb, ACEI, glucocorticoid, etc, that can help them control the inflammation in their kidney, which can reduce the damage in glomerular filtration membrane and control their proteinuria.

    These can help patients control and relieve their leg swelling, but patients should also choose treatments that can improve their kidney function. Chinese medicien and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy will be perfect choices to reach that purpose, which can repair patient's kidney damage and improve patient's kidney function. 

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