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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.

Swelling in Feet in People with PKD

2014-01-23 11:50

During the progression of PKD, a series of symptoms like hypertension, hematuria, swelling, etc may occur. In this text, we will talk about swelling in feet in detail.

Swelling in Feet in People with PKDCauses of swelling in feet

In normal condition, healthy kidneys can help remove excess wastes and fluid out of the body. However, in PKD, various sizes of cysts will oppress the surrounding healthy nephrons and interfere with kidney function.

When kidneys fail to work properly, high levels of fluid will accumulate in the body, resulting in fluid-sodium retention. Due to gravity, swelling may firstly occur in feet. In this condition, they may find their shoes do not fit. Besides, this symptom can also appear around the eyelids, legs, etc. In serious condition, it may spread to the the lung and heart, which can be life-threatening.

Methods to treat swelling in feet in PKD

Eat less salt Too much intake of salt will worsen the water-sodium retention, so, if the condition is not that obvious, they should follow a low-salt diet. Meanwhile, the intake of salt can be 2-3g per day.

Diuretics Sometimes, diuretics may be used to relieve edema by promoting urine output.

Chinese herbs Except for diuretics, some Chinese herbs also have diuretic action without adverse effects. Have an interest? Email to pkdclinic888@hotmail.comto get the herbal list.

Hot compress therapy To eliminate edema radically, the core of treatment should aimed at two aspects, namely, shrink kidney cysts and repair the injured kindy function. And hot compress therapy is just such a treatment. It’s easy to operate, comfortable and without side effects. After a period of treatment, this abnormal condition will be alleviated finally. Anything unclear, please chat with our Online Doctor or leave us message below.

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