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Does Stage 4 CKD Decrease Immunity

2014-07-11 09:09

Does Stage 4 CKD Decrease ImmunityFor people with stage 4 CKD, they are easily attacked by infection, cold, fever and some other disease. Does stage 4 CKD decrease immunity? If you are interested in this topic, please go on reading.

Stage 4 CKD and immunity

The occurrence of CKD is usually associated with abnormal immune system. When the antigen invades into your body, it will combine with antibodies, forming immune complexes. If these immune complexes deposit in the kidneys, kidney inflammation occurs, which over time causes abnormal proliferation of extracellular matrix so as to give rise to kidney fibrosis and kidney failure.

In order to regulate the abnormal immune system, immunosuppressants are often used. Though these medicines can help you restrain the inflammatory reaction, they can lower your immune system and expose you to various disease.

How to improve immunity for Stage 4 CKD patients?


Diet high in vitamins can boost immune system so as to help you fight against disease. Guava, kiwi-fruit, cranberries and belly peppers are all good source of vitamins. According to your medical condition, you can add some of them into your diet.


Doing exercise regularly can also help you strengthen immunity. Besides, doing exercise can lower cholesterol level, boost energy, improve sleeping quality, etc. In the beginning, you can do some gentle exercise, such as walking, jogging and swimming.


Immunotherapy is a combination of western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It can cleanse inflammatory factors and immune complexes from the blood. And it can also block the abnormal immune response and increase the endurance of kidneys for these immune complexes. Besides, it can make use of some therapies to promote blood circulation to remove blood stasis and cleanse immune complexes as well as improve immunity by medicines that are reinforcing qi and nourishing blood. Moreover, it can protect these damaged kidney tissues and innate renal cells.

The above measures are often used together. When your immunity improves, you gain the ability to fight against kidney disease. For more information, please leave a message below or send emails to kidneycares@hotmail.com

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