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Feet Swelling Due to Kidney Disease

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Feet Swelling Due to Kidney DiseaseMany patients with kidney disease are troubled by feet swelling. Swelling is one of the common symptoms of kidney disease. It is more obvious in face, eyelids, ankles and feet. Kidney disease is not the only cause of feet swelling. Live disease, heart problems and medications can also lead to feet swelling. Here I will talk about why patients with kidney disease have feet swelling?

The causes of feet swelling due to kidney disease.

Sodium-water retention.

Besides discharging the waste products and toxins, kidneys are also responsible to keep balance of water and electrolyte. Once your kidneys are damaged, they will fail to do this. Overmuch sodium combine with water will result in sodium-water retention, which is one cause of feet swelling.

So if you have kidney disease, you should well manage the amount of sodium and water if your daily life to prevent severe swelling. You are suggested to have a low-sodium diet and take less water. You can contact the online doctor for a diet lists for free.

Loss of protein.

Protein is the essential substance to our body. Kidneys play an important role in keeping protein in the blood. When there is problem in kidney, the protein cannot be kept and it will be discharged through urine. This is why some patients with kidney disease are attacked by proteinuria. Then what is the relationship between protein and feet swelling? Protein can supply us enough nutritions, at the same time, it is also in charge of keeping water in the blood vessel and prevent it from leaking out. Because of loss of protein in the blood, the water cannot be kept and they will leak out into other tissues. This will also result in feet swelling.

Water-sodium retention and loss of swelling are the two main causes of feet swelling due to kidney disease. It can also be a side-effect of drugs used to treat kidney disease. Once you are noticed that you high the sign of swelling, you should take a examination in the hospital. You can send your medical report to, the doctor will make you some suggestions about how to treat feet swelling.

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