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Leg Swelling in Hypertensive Kidney Disease: What To Do

Leg Swelling in Hypertensive Kidney Disease: What To DoHypertensive kidney disease, also known as hypertensive nephropathy, refers to the kidney disease caused by long years uncontrolled hypertension. With the development of this disease, patients can get some severe symptoms, and leg swelling is a common one. Then what should patients do? Read on, you can get answer.

In order to get the basic treatment of leg swelling in hypertensive kidney disease patients, we need first know well of its cause.

Normal or healthy kidneys have function of removing excess fluid out into urine. However, once kidneys are damaged due to hypertension, kidneys fail to remove extra fluid from blood, which can cause fluid retention in body and lead to swelling. So swelling often means kidneys have been damaged, it can occur in face, hands, ankle, lower legs, and so on.

Then what to do with swelling in hypertensive kidney disease patients? You can get answer form our experts in Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital.

1. Diuretics are commonly prescribed medicines for swelling, it can discharge extra fluid and sodium out. Then swelling can be controlled. However, patients need to follow the advice of their doctors and take right dosage of the medicines based in their own condition.

2. Limit the salt intake and avoid foods high in sodium. It has been proven that excess intake of salt will worsen leg swelling and high blood pressure. Generally speaking, the intake of salt should be no more than 2 g per day.

3. Control fluid intake. Too much fluid intake can also worsen swelling in patients, so they need to limit the fluid intake. They need to take proper amount based on their own condition.

4. Improve renal function. As we know, the swelling in hypertensive kidney disease patients is mainly caused by kidney damage and low kidney function, so patients need to take treatment that can improve renal function. In China, we use the Chinese medicine treatment to restore renal function, and the featured treatment is Toxin-Removing Treatment. Once the kidney function is improved effectively, swelling can be stopped.

Once hypertensive kidney disease patients get leg swelling, they need to take prompt and effective treatment to stop the swelling and improve their renal function, which can make a good prognosis for them. If you want to learn more details of the treatment in our hospital, you can send e-mail to chinakidneyhospital@gmail.com, or contact whatsapp +8613633219293, we will do the best to help.

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