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Vomiting In Stage 4 Kidney Failure

2014-03-03 14:52


Q: My husband has stage 4 kidney failure and he has vomiting. Is this a symptom and what can he do?



Vomiting In Stage 4 Kidney FailureA:Yes, vomiting is a common symptom of stage 4 kidney failure. And we will tell you the cause and management of vomiting.

What causes vomiting in stage 4 kidney failure?

Kidneys are a pair of organs in our body. When they fail to work properly, a series of symptoms will appear. And vomiting is just one of them, especially in severe kidney damage. For stage 4 kidney failure, the kidneys are severely damaged and kidney function declines. In this condition, high levels of wastes and toxins pile up in the blood, so patients with stage 4 kidney failure will experience symptoms and discomforts like vomiting and nausea. Vomiting results from ammonia which is a by-product of high level of urea nitrogen. The high level of urea nitrogen in the gastrointestinal tract can be decomposed into ammonia. Ammonia will irritate the tract, thus vomiting occurs.

How to manage vomiting in stage 4 kidney failure?

1. Dialysis

When there is high levels of wastes and toxins in your blood, dialysis is often offered to replace your damaged kidney to discharge some wastes and toxins out of your body. Decreased wastes or toxins will alleviate your vomiting. But dialysis is just temporary treatment for relieving vomiting. Besides, after dialysis, a person may have severe vomiting due to dialysis’s side effects. What’s more, dialysis cannot stop the process of kidney damage, so with progressive kidney damage, vomiting may be aggravated. Thus, stoping kidney damage is the radical treatment for vomiting.

2. Chinese herbal medicines

For the medicine that can improve kidney function, Chinese herbal medicines are recommended. Clinically, there are some herbs which can be used to improve kidney function and they are Milk Thistle, Zea Mays, Astragalus, Cranberry, Burdock and Asian Ginseng and so on. These herbs are helpful for stage 4 kidney failure patients to improve kidney function and alleviate vomiting. Of course, if you use them incorrectly, they may worsen your health conditions and cause some side effects. In this condition, before taking herbs, you should consult our online experts about the correct dosage and proper dosage. (Also, you can leave us a message to kidneycares@hotmail.com to get detailed information about these herbs)

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