Patients in stage 4 kidney disease often get swelling. This will make patients in pain. Why patients can have swelling? How to deal with swelling in stage 4 kidney disease?
Cause of swelling
When kidney functions normally, the glomerulus can filter protein from getting out of body. While in stage 4 kidney disease, glomerulus are badly damaged(glomerular rate is 15-29) and they can’t filter protein well. Then patients will have proteinuria.
The loss of protein can cause decrease of plasma colloid osmotic pressure thus water is easily to flow into spaces of issues.Then swelling forms.
Another reason is the decrease in glomerular rate can result retention of water and sodium. Much fluid builds up in body and swelling will get worse.
How to deal with swelling?
As sodium rising make it hard to remove redundant fluid in body, so high-sodium diet are forbidden for patients. They are suggested to eat more fruits and vegetables which can give them energy while with low-sodium.
Food containing high-quality protein is suggested such as lean meat, milk, egg white because they can supplement protein and then alleviate swelling.
Micro-Chinese Medicine osmotherapy
This therapy permeates grinded medicine into patient’s kidney through certain appliances. The mechanism is to repair injured inherent cells and functions of kidney by enlarging the vessels, resisting inflations and coagulations and other measures.
The advantage of this therapy is it has no side effect of oral medicine. It is very effective to increase renal ability. As renal ability is rising, glomerulus can filter more protein and thus can relieve swelling.
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Medicated bath means let patients bath in the liquid which contains traditional Chinese medicine. It uses the permeation and excretion of skin to absorb nutrition in Chinese medicine and remove waste in the body. Medicated bath can also regulate immune system.
After Chinese medicine permeating into the body, it takes effect to improve immune ability and kidney function will increase accordingly. More protein will be filtered in and more sodium will be filtered out, so swelling can be alleviated and even reversed.