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    Leg Swelling in Patients with Chronic Kidney Failure

    2015-01-12 09:40| Font Size A A A

    Leg Swelling in Patients with Chronic Kidney FailureSwelling or edema is the common symptom for patients with Chronic Kidney Failure. Due to gravity, it is more often occur in patients’ leg, feet and ankles. Is there any available treatments for relieving the leg swelling?

    To know the available treatments, you should know the causes of leg swelling. The healthy kidneys are packed with numerous functions which can help regulate water, balance electrolyte and acid-base level, discharge extra wastes and toxins from the body and so on. If kidneys are damage to some extent, the body changes will occur which can lead to leg swelling.

    1. Water retention in the body tissues.

    2. Massive proteinuria

    3. Adverse effects of some medications.

    The mentioned above is the possible causes of leg swelling. However, most patients do not have a idea about how to manage leg swelling. Here we will give your some suggestions for your reference.

    1. Medical treatment for leg swelling in Kidney Failure.

    Herbs like celery seed, green tea, gravel root, goldenrod, dandelion leaf, root and nettle leaf also can be used to be used to help kidney failure patients reduce leg swelling. In addition, an innovation from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) called Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is recommended to you. According to your specific illness condition, doctor will give your individualized herbal medicines to relieve symptoms and repair kidney damage. In addition, it can also supply some nutrients to the body. If kidney function can be improved, let alone relieving leg swelling.

    2. Diet management

    In kidney failure patients, patients suffer from swelling due to retention of water and sodium which occurs when kidneys fail to excrete sodium and fluid into the urine. Therefore, patients are asked to reduce intake of sodium and fluid. You can consult our Online Doctor for a personalized diet suggestion.

    3. Home remedies

    Hot Compress on the leg can be helpful.

    Try to elevate your leg which is higher than your heart.

    Do not stand for a long time.


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