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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

How to Eliminate Edema for Kidney Failure Patients

2019-04-05 18:14

How to Eliminate Edema for Kidney Failure PatientsGenerally in the course of kidney disease treatment, with the stability of renal function, edema will slowly ease, but in some patients, edema is difficult to eliminate. How to eliminate edema for kidney failure patients? Now go on reading to learn more information.

First of all, you should find out the cause of kidney failure, and then take corresponding measures. Here we will give you three tips. Hope they can help you.

-Selection of appropriate diuretics

For the patients with edema caused by the decrease of glomerular filtration rate, the filtration function of the kidney itself decreases, and urine can not be formed normally. Therefore, diuretics must be used to promote urine excretion in order to alleviate the situation of edema. For example, thiazide diuretics such as hydrofluorothiazide, loop diuretics such as furosemide, and potassium-preserving diuretics such as spironolactone. Patients with different conditions should choose appropriate diuretics and pay attention to distinguishing between them. For example, patients with hyperkalemia can not choose potassium-preserving diuretics.

-To insist on low sodium salt and low amount of high quality protein diet

Too much salt-rich food can lead to an increase in sodium ions in the body, which can aggravate edema. For patients with edema, daily intake of salt should be less than 3g. For patients with severe edema, to gradually reduce salt intake, but do not avoid salt diet. In daily life, some foods with high salt content should not be eaten if they are preserved, such as potato chips and other snacks, salted vegetables and other pickled products.

In order to avoid low plasma protein in the body, kidney patients can eat some foods containing high-quality protein, such as meat, eggs, milk and some soybean products. In addition, proper intake of protein can avoid malnutrition, reduce the risk of infection and help to ensure the stability of kidney function. However, the intake of protein is usually limited. In general, patients with large amounts of proteinuria take in protein 0.6-0.8 g/kg per day, while patients with mild proteinuria take in protein 0.8-1 g/kg per day.

-To follow a systemic Chinese medicine treatment

In our hospital, to eliminate edema thoroughly, Toxin-Removing Therapy is often used. This treatment makes use of various therapies to eliminate excess fluid from body via urine, sweat and bowel movement. After about one week’s treatment, swelling will fade away. It can also improve blood circulation and increase blood flow into kidneys so as to provide the kidney nidus with enough essential elements so as to speed up kidney recovery. Moreover, it can reduce renal inflammation and control the disease from getting worse. After about one month’s treatment, renal function will get restored gradually, and then fluid will be passed out naturally.

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