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Can Foot Swelling Be Due to Kidney Disease

2014-11-14 16:02| Font Size A A A

Can Foot Swelling Be Due to Kidney DiseaseEdema is the abnormal swelling or bloating of some part of the body duet to a buildup of fluid in body tissues. It most often occurs in the foot, ankles and lower legs. Well then, can foot swelling be due to kidney disease?

To be frank, sometimes, foot swelling is a temporary response to hormonal changes, such as menstruation. However, in other instances, the swelling may be a symptom of a serious medical problem, such as kidney disease.

As we all know, our kidney is an important filtering organ which is packed with numerous functions. One of important functions is to regulate fluid in the body and keep electrolytes balance. But, when diagnosed with kidney disease, the damaged kidney fails to function properly. If the kidneys are unable to excrete excess fluid and salt from the body, a bulidup of body fluids and sodium may occur. Consequently, swelling will happen.

Another cause of swelling is loos of blood which can cause decreased plasma colloid osmotic pressure and fluid being accumulated in tissues.

However, swelling on foot does not definitely mean there is problem with the kidneys. It also can caused by other conditions such as liver disease, cancer, side effects of medications, congestive heart failure, pregnancy and so on.

How to deal with the swelling foot for kidney disease patients?

To relieve the foot swelling, you should know the underlying causes of your symptom. If the swelling foot is due to kidney damage, then the treatment should focus on repairing kidney damage. Then, how to do?

Limit intake of water

Limit intake of sodium

Repair kidney damage-Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is recommended to you. On the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the treatment can be applied externally and the active ingredients of Chinese herbal medicine can be permeated into kidney lesions. After a period of treatment, swelling on foot can be relieved. More detailed info, please contact us: renal-disease@hotmail.com or leave a message below.



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