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Swollen Ankles Due to Kidney Infection

2014-11-01 09:10

Swollen Ankles Due to Kidney InfectionSwelling can be caused by kidney infection. It always occur on the hands, feet, ankles, etc. If left untreated, swelling can spread to large area and cause some complications.

Why does kidney infection lead to swelling ankles?

Swelling can be caused by many factors such as infection, heart, liver or kidney disease, blood clots or medication side effects.

Kidney infection belongs to Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). The inflammatory factors can damage the renal tissues so that the kidneys cannot remove excessive fluid in the body, leading to swelling on the ankles.

In addition, antibiotics used for treating kidney infection can also lead to swelling if they are taken with large dosage.

Suggestions for swollen ankles due to kidney infection

● Restrict your fluid intake: You should strictly limit your fluid intake since there are so much fluid accumulating in your body. Consulting your doctor about how much waster you can drink each day.

● Limit sodium intake: High sodium level in the blood can cause water-sodium retention which is the direct cause of swelling. Based on the severity of swelling, change your sodium intake in the diet.

● Red Bean and cucumber: These two foods are diuretic, so they can be taken to increase urine output to relieve swelling.

● Chinese herbal tea

The most common and easy way for making a diuretic Chinese herbal is to make a corn silk tea. Refer to “How Do I Prepare Corn Silk for Urinary and Kidney Cyst Infection”.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy

This therapy is a combination of Traditional Chines Medicine (TCM) and modern technology. It is used externally and has the function of expanding blood circulation, reducing inflammation and degrading extracellular matrix. The effective ingredients can kill the free radicals so as to reduce the infection.

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