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What Can Be Done About the Metallic Taste in Mouth in Kidney Failure

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What Can Be Done About the Metallic Taste in Mouth in Kidney FailureMetallic taste in mouth is an extremely embarrassing thing for all people. Especially, the bad taste in mouth frequently occurs among patients with kidney failure. Well then, what can be done about the discomfort for Kidney Failure patients?

Actually, to know the available solutions and treatments, we should do is to find out the underlying causes. Generally speaking, two reasons are contribute to leading to the condition.

1. Accumulation of wastes and toxins in blood.

It is well known that kidneys are responsible for discharging extra wastes and toxins from the blood. However, for kidney failure patients, the damaged kidneys cannot filter wasteful substances from the body effectively. Therefore, once more and more toxic substances will deposit in blood, which can trigger metallic taste in mouth.

2. High BUN Level

The elevated urea nitrogen will stimulate the bacteria in gastrointestinal tract, they will excrete urease, which will decompose urea nitrogen and produce ammonia. While ammonia has strong irriation, causing metallic taste in mouth.

Well then, how to deal with the condition for renal failure patients?

Reduce protein intake

Urea is the metabolic product of protein, so to reduce this symptom, it is necessary for patient to avoid his excess protein intake. On the other hand, protein is an important nutrient for our body, so patient needs to restrict his protein intake according to his own condition. And asking help from his doctor and a dietitian is necessary.

Natural Treatments

Chinese medicine is good at treating disease systemically, and it aims at improving patient’s self-repairing ability to treat his disease. While Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can expand patient’s blood vessel, and resist inflammation, because it is a therapy that combines traditional Chinese medicine and modern medical technology.

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