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Should A Person With Stage 3 Kidney Disease Have The Fluid Monitored

2015-06-02 17:49

Should A Person With Stage 3 Kidney Disease Have The Fluid MonitoredFluid keeps balance in healthy people by kidneys. By removing just the right amount of excess fluid, healthy kidneys maintain what is called the body’s fluid balance. As the kidneys fail, they become unable to control the balance of water in the body. Fluid monitor is important for those suffering from kidney disease stage 3.

1. Why is it important to monitor fluid in stage 3 kidney disease?

If the water content of the body reaches a very high level, the accumulating fluid causes the body to swell-starting at the ankles due to gravity and spreading up the body. If left untreated, the excess fluid will settle in the lungs, causing a life-threatening condition called pulmonary edema.

2. How do stage 3 kidney disease patients monitor fluid?

Diet

As the kidneys become less able to keep the body’s fluid level balanced, you will have to watch how much you drink. Too keep thirst under control, gargling with ice cold water, sucking an ice cube, or chewing gum can be helpful. Salt and salty foods should be limited if not avoided.

Herbs

Besides, some herbs with diuretic property can be used to expel excess fluid from the body. Dandelion is an effective diuretic that may be helpful in removing excess fluid.

Horse chestnut is known to reduce the leakage of fluids from the capillaries while promoting the overall circulatory health.

Crushed flax seeds are also helpful in the treatment of edema.

Massage therapy

Massage therapy works by creating pressure at the affected skin and muscle areas. It activates the lymphatic system and the fluid drains away naturally. Besides, exercise can also be used to help reduce swelling. Prolonged sitting and standing should be avoided since it promotes the pooling of fluids to your feet.

Chinese medicine treatment

Stage 3 kidney disease is a reversible stage as long as you take correct treatment. The root cause of fluid retention is damaged kidneys and declined kidney function. Thus, we need to take methods to repair injured kidney tissues and improve renal function. We recommend Chinese medicine Treatment including Four One Chinese Medicine Treatment and Seven External Application, etc. This is the radical way for alleviating fluid retention.

If you have any question about kidney disease, please feel free to consult our online doctor directly or send email to kidneycares@hotmail.com. We will reply you as soon as possible.

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