What Are Exercise for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients2013-05-27 09:44
We know that patients that are suffering from chronic kidney disease often complain about tiredness and fatigue. Therefore they all know that adequate and good rest is necessary especially during the onset periods.
Actually regular and proper exercises can help a lot for chronic kidney disease especially those that are in the early stage.
Proper exercises can help control high blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure is a common symptom of chronic kidney disease and it will continue to become even worse with the continuous deterioration of kidney functions. Proper exercises such as walking, jogging, gardening, cycling, swimming can also help control high blood pressure naturally. It has been proved that well and early control of high blood pressure can significantly slow down the illness progression and the decline rate of kidney functions.
Exercises is a natural self-care remedy for diabetes patients especially type 2 diabetes. Obesity is one major risk factor for diabetes patients. Proper exercises and healthy lifestyle can help patients lose weight and control high blood glucose.
High blood pressure and diabetes are the major causes of kidney damages and kidney diseases, therefore we can see that practicing exercises can help eliminate the major risks factors of chronic kidney disease and indirectly help protect kidney functions from potential damages.
Exercises can also help enhance heart functions, liver function, lung functions, etc.
What is more important, practicing exercises can help enhance the patient’s immune system conditions so as to help strengthen the patient’s physical strength and improve their disease-resistance ability. Patients can feel they are becoming stronger and stronger.
For dialysis patients and those that have already received kidney transplant, there are also some good exercise choices such as tai chi, yoga, qi gong, walking, etc and they can also benefit a lot from regular practicing of proper exercises.
Note: strenuous exercises are not advised if the patient is in the onset period or suffer from dehydration or high creatinine levels. It is better to consult your doctor to design a suitable exercise program according to your specific illness and physical conditions.
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