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How Does One Kidney Failure Patient Deal With Swelling Of The Feet And Ankles

2015-06-08 07:16

How Does One Kidney Failure Patient Deal With Swelling Of The Feet And AnklesSwelling of the feet and ankles is a common symptom in kidney failure. Most patients have no idea to deal with swelling. In this article, I will give you the answer. Please read further to find the answer.

1. The cause of swelling in kidney failure

Kidney disease patients have impair renal function and they tend to develop edema because of a limitation in the kidneys’ ability to excrete sodium into the urine. Thus, patients with kidney failure from whatever cause will develop edema if their intake of sodium exceeds the ability of their kidneys to excrete the sodium. The more advanced the kidney failure, the greater the problem of salt retention is likely to become.

2. How to deal with temporary swelling of the feet and ankles?


The patient’s salt balance is totally regulated by dialysis, which can remove salt during the treatment. Dialysis is a method of cleansing the body of the impurities that accumulate when the kidneys fail.

Limit sodium intake

Drinking too much could make it appear worse. Perhaps try to reduce salt intake which could help a bit. Reducing sodium by minimizing salty foods, as well as making fresh fruits and vegetables a large part of your diet instead of foods that are high in fat.

Physical activities

Physical activities may help move the muscles in the swollen part of the body also adds to the treatment. However, activities work well when done under the guidance of a professional. Aerobic and cardio exercises of light to moderate intensity, 4-5 times a week, are the best options.

Improve renal function

The root cause of swelling in kidney failure is impaired renal function. Thus, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is strongly recommended. This therapy can repair injured kidney intrinsic cells and improve renal function. Besides, there are also some adjuvant therapies like medicated bath, foot bath, enema therapy, Mai Kang Mixture and Acupoint Application. These all contribute to improving renal function. Swelling can be alleviated by improving renal function.

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