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Why The Legs Are Still Swelling In PKD After Taking Diuretics

2014-06-16 01:21

Why The Legs Are Still Swelling In PKD After Taking DiureticsSwelling in legs, feet, ankle or any other part of the body is a symptom in polycystic kidney disease (PKD). The doctors usually suggest patients to take diuretics. However, some patients still complain that they still have swelling even if they take diuretics. Well then what is the reason for this condition? Is there any treatment to deal with edema in PKD?

First, you should know the root cause of swelling in PKD.

The root problem of swelling is water retention caused by kidney damage. The kidneys can be damaged by enlarged fluid-filled cysts. Then the glomerular filtration function and renal tubular reabsorption function can be injured easily, leading to excess water retention in the body. Too much water in your body can spread to any part of your body and develop edema or swelling.

Second, is diuretic a radical therapy for edema in PKD?

When someone suffers from edema, diuretic therapy can be initiated, often alleviating the edema. Diuretics work by stimulating urine flow, thus helping to get rid of accumulated fluids in the tissues. This in turn can reduce swelling associated with edema. However, diuretics cannot repair impaired kidneys. If the damaged kidneys do not be repaired, water retention still presents and edema does not also disappear permanently. That is to say, diuretics can just alleviate swelling temporarily. This is the reason why your legs are still swelling after taking diuretics.

Third, what is a permanent remedy for edema in PKD?

As we mentioned earlier, damaged kidneys and kidney function decline are the root problem of swelling. In this light, a treatment which can repair impaired kidneys and improve renal function is the right remedy for edema. With this regard, we recommend Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy which combines western medicines and Chinese herbal medicines. Western medicines are used to control edema in a quick speed and Chinese herbal medicines focus on rebuilding up injured kidney structure and improving renal function. The combination can achieve a better therapeutic effect.

Diuretics treat the symptom, not the underlying problem. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy treat the underlying problem. If you want to know the detailed information about this therapy, you can leave us a message to kidneycares@hotmail.com or consult our renal experts directly. We will solve your problem on time.

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