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Treatment for Edema of Hands and Feet In IgA Nephropathy

2017-06-15 06:38

Treatment for Edema of Hands and Feet In IgA NephropathyEdema is a common complication from IgA Nephropathy. It is from injured kidneys which fail to discharge fluid out of your body. In this condition, fluid will accumulate in your body. Then edema occurs. Well then, what is the treatment for edema of hands and feet in IgA Nephropathy?

How does kidney damage occur in IgA Nephropathy?

IgA Nephropathy affects the kidneys by attacking the glomeruli. The buildup of IgA deposits inflames and damages the glomeruli, causing the kidneys to leak blood and protein into urnie. Protein leakage will worsen your edema.

The treatment for edema of hands and feet in IgA Nephropathy includes:

1. Remove extra fluid

A medication helps your kidneys to remove extra fluid from the blood. Removing the extra fluid can improve the control of blood pressure. Taking a diuretic along with an ACE inhibitor or an ARB often increases the effectiveness of these medicines.

2. Diet

Limiting dietary sodium, often from salt, to help reduce edema and lower blood pressure. Decreasing liquid intake to reduce edema and lower blood pressure.

3. Chinese medicine treatments

The radical treatment for IgA Nephropathy is Immunotherapy which is a combination therapy with western medicines and Chinese medicines. Western medicines are used to treat symptoms first like blood in urine, proteinuria and swelling. Your condition can get stable. Then Chinese medicines are used to remove immune complexes and improve renal function through dilating blood vessels, improving blood circulation, preventing inflammation and coagulation, providing nutrients and removing blood stasis. In this way, edema can disappear naturally. More importantly, Immunotherapy makes no relapse of IgA Nephropathy.

The above are some treatment suggestion for IgA Nephropathy. If you have any question, you can leave a message below or consult our online doctor directly.

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