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Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease: How to Deal with Swelling

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In stage 4 chronic kidney disease, some symptoms will occur or become serious, such as high blood pressure, proteinuria, fatigue, sleepiness, muscle cramps and swelling. Some patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease are attacked by heavy swelling. What are the causes of swelling? How to deal with swelling?

Two main causes of swelling in stage 4 chronic kidney disease.

In stage 4 chronic kidney disease, kidney function is severely damaged. So kidneys are not able to finish their jobs. Besides filtering waste products and toxin in blood, kidneys also plays an important role in preserving protein in blood. With severe kidney damage, kidneys fails to protect protein in blood. So patients will experience protein in urine in stage 4 chronic kidney disease. Then what is the relationship between protein and swelling? Protein can protect water in blood. The loss of protein in blood will lead to the loss of water in blood. So the water will leak out to other tissue spaces, causing swelling.

Water-sodium retention is a main cause of swelling. In addition to filter toxins in blood, kidneys also take a great effect on keeping electrolyte in balance and removing extra water. Because the kidneys have been seriously damaged, extra sodium and water will be retained in blood, causing water-sodium retention, which is a leading cause of swelling.

How to deal with swelling in stage 4 chronic kidney disease?

Firstly, you should well manage your diet. Ask your doctor to arrange you a healthy diet. The foods in your diet should be in low-sodium. You are also suggested to limit water intake to prevent increasing water-sodium retention.

Secondly, you should take treatment to improve your kidney function. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is suggested. It aims at repairing the damaged kidney cells and improving kidney function. As to how this therapy functions, you can ask the online doctor or you can leave a message below!

Swelling can occur in many places, such as the face, eyelids, the lower limbs, feet and ankles. The swelling may be more serious in stage 4 chronic kidney disease. You can send your medical report to for more information about how to deal with swelling.

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