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Swelling in Kidney Failure: Causes and Treatments

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Swelling in Kidney Failure: Causes and Treatments“I cannot stop swelling all over time, it has lasted for seven days. I am convinced this is to do with kidney failure. Therefore, what treatment can help me relieve the condition?” The word comes from one patient. Here we will share more useful information for you reference.

Swelling or edema indeed is one typical symptom of kidney disease and Kidney Failure. And renal disease is the most common cause of swelling in the feet, ankles, legs as well as face, hands, abdomen, etc.To know the treatment, it is better to understand the relationship between swelling and kidney failure.

Causes of swelling for renal failure patients.

It is well known that our kidneys are endowed with numerous functions. When kidneys are damaged by some factors, they will fail to function effectively. Then, patients may suffer a lot. To know more specific information, please leave a message to and we will do our best to help you.

Water and sodium retention

In kidney failure, excess fluid and sodium can not be removed efficiently from the blood. When more and more water and sodium build up in the body tissues, swelling will occur.


Another cause is the loss of proteins in urine and low albumin in the blood which can cause decrease plasma colloid osmotic pressure and fluid being accumulated in tissues.

Treatment for relieving swelling for patients.

Home remedies

Treating edema is usually a multi-step approach. Patients are often told to reduce their dietary salt intake and fluid intake.

Another method for reducing edema is to elevate the affected limbs above the heart several times a day for 30 minutes each time.

Compression stocking are worn to prevent excess fluids from gathering in the body’s limbs.

Medical Treatments

Generally, the doctor will prescribe medications (diuretics) that will help the body eliminate the excess fluid that is being retained in the body.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. It can help relieve swelling naturally through repairing kidney damage and improving renal function. It has the unique functions including dilating blood vessels, promoting blood circulation, anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation and degradation of extracellular matrix and so on. In the condition, extra fluid and other wastes and be discharged out of the body. Then, swelling will disappear.

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