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At stage 4 kidney disease, the kidney function is severely decreased. So there will be many corresponding symptoms. Many patients with stage 4 kidney disease will develop swelling, especially in the feet. What is the cause of feet swelling in stage 4 kidney disease?
The loss of protein.
Protein in urine is a common symptom in stage 4 kidney disease. This is because the kidneys are not able to preserve protein in the blood. The protein in blood can keep water in blood. So the water in blood will leak to other tissue spaces, causing swelling.
Kidneys are responsible for discharging extra water and sodium in blood. With sever kidney damage, the extra water and sodium can not be discharged so they will be kept in the blood. While extra water and sodium in blood will cause water-sodium retention, which is a leading cause of feet swelling.
How to deal with feet swelling?
Firstly, patients should pay attention to their diet. Take less sodium and water to prevent water-sodium retention and further kidney damage. High vitamin foods are suggested to improve the immunity.
Secondly, patients cannot sit or lie on the bed for a long time. Move around from time to time can help relieve this symptom.
Thirdly, improve kidney function. Lowered kidney function is the underlying cause of feet swelling. So to well treat feet swelling, you should start from improving kidney function. The Chinese herbs play an important role in this aspect, especially the Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, an innovative type of the traditional Chinese herbs. The herbs, which will be permeate into the kidneys by an osmosis device, will achieve such goals as dilating blood vessels, anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation, degrading extracellular matrix. Otherwise, it can also provide kidneys the essential nutritions. If you are interested in it, you can contact the online doctor.
Serious feet swelling may cause difficulties to walking. So you should take immediate measures once their are sign of swelling. If you want to know treatments for other symptoms in stage 4 kidney disease, you can send me an email to email@example.com, I will reply as soon as possible!
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