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Swelling on legs or edema on legs is the obvious symptom for patients with renal failure. In serious condition, edema can not only can affect the kidney itself, but also can damage other organs. What are good medicines can relieve the symptoms?
To know the available medicines, we should know the causes of leg swelling.
It is well known that healthy kidneys an remove excessive fluid, electrolytes in the body and maintain the balance of water, electrolytes and acid-base. However, for patients with the mild kidney damage, the damaged kidneys are unable to filter extra wastes and fluid from the body, then swelling will occur. In addition, when kidney failure patients experience proteinuria, and low serum albumin which can lower plasma colloid osmotic pressure and cause more fluid being filtered into tissues from the blood vessels.
Now, let’s have a look at the available medicines.
Diuretics are the conventionally prescribed drugs to treat swelling by increasing urination and removing excessive fluid from the body. In the condition, swelling on the legs can be relieved to some extent. However, for a long-term intake of western medicines, it will also cause new side effects which can worsen illness condition. Therefore, compared to western medicines, I prefer recommending Chinese herbal medicines.
Chinese herbal medicines
There are may natural herbal diuretics such as aloe vera, arnica, corn silk, dandelion root, and so on. All of them show a good effect on discharging extra wastes and toxins from the body. There are also many Chinese medicines that can help treat kidney failure and improve renal functions.
It is a comprehensive and natural treatment from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The active ingredients in the medicines can permeate into kidney lesions under the help of osmosis device. Then, the substances in the treatment can help reduce inflammation and degrade extra cellular so as to stop progression of kidney disease. Only the kidney function can get well improvement, symptoms like swelling can be relieved from the root.