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How to Control Leg Swelling in Someone with Polycystic Kidney Disease

2015-05-28 08:28

How to Control Leg Swelling in Someone with Polycystic Kidney DiseasePolycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is an inherited kidney disease characterized by fluid-filled cysts. These cysts are destructive, which can impair your kidneys gradually so as to cause many symptoms, such as leg swelling. How to control leg swelling in someone with PKD?

-Water pills

In severe case, you can take some water pills under the instruction of doctor. They can help you flush out the excess fluid from the body so as to relieve leg swelling.

-Stop protein leakage

Massive protein leakage is a common cause of swelling. It can decrease plasma colloid osmotic pressure so that fluid flows into the tissue space. In such case, you should take treatment such as steroids and other immunosuppressants to stop protein leakage.

-Limit the intake of sodium

Sodium intake can retain fluid in the body to worsen swelling. But it does not mean you should avoid sodium. To satisfy the need of body, you should follow a low sodium diet. How much sodium you can eat depends on your medical condition.

-Have a good rest

With severe leg swelling, you should have a good rest on bed and avoid exercise. If it is just slight leg swelling, you can take some mild exercises, such as walking and yoga.

-Improve kidney function

With well-functioned kidneys, fluid can be removed out of the body. For PKD patients, to improve kidney function, you should stop the growth of cysts and shrink them as much as possible. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can help you inhibit the abnormal proliferation of renal tubule epithelial cells and the secretion of lining cells to stop their growth. It can also speed up blood circulation in the cyst wall and increase the permeability of capillaries so that cyst fluid can be reabsorbed and removed out of the body. And then kidney cysts become small.

How to control leg swelling in someone with PKD? The above ways can help you a lot. If you would like to acquire a detailed treatment plan, please leave a message below or send emails to kidneycares@hotmail.com.

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