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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 Ease Leg Swelling in PKD

2013-05-22 17:47

How to Ease Leg Swelling in PKDLeg swelling is one common symptom in many kidney diseases as well as PKD. Some people don’t think leg swelling is a severe healthy problem, but this problem does affect some patients’ ability to work normally. Then, how to ease leg swelling in Polycystic Kidney Disease become patients’ big concern.

With PKD, two factors easily lead to leg swelling: excess water and sodium retention and protein leakage. Different causes need different managements.

If your leg swelling is due to water and sodium retention, controlling the intake of water and sodium and using some diuretic is helpful. Firstly, avoid high-salt foods such as cheese, processed and canned foods, fast foods, salty condiment, etc. Secondly, taking diuretic. Here, I want to say some foods are natural diuretic. Watermelon, white gourd, celery, etc, all have such a benefit. However, not all people with swelling can consume it, so you should consume them after consulting your doctor or us. Finally, drinking correct water is also an important step in the whole treatment.

If you find you have heavy proteinuria, reducing the protein in urine is necessary that can not only help relieve your swelling but also keeping your condition from worsening to some extent. Since the root cause of proteinuria is low kidney function, the best remedy should be the one that can help improve your kidney function rather than the medicines like steroid just to ease symptoms.

Immunotherapy is just such a treatment that has helped many people with a severe decline of kidney function successfully, because it can make the damaged but not necrotic kidney cells work again. If you are tormented by leg swelling and the progression of your PKD, you can describe your medical condition to us briefly and leave your contact information, so we can give you suggestions within 24 hours.

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