People with chronic kidney disease usually suffer from many symptoms, such as swelling, proteinuria, hematuria, high blood pressure, back pain and so on. But there are some other people complaining about the low grade fever. What causes low grade fever in chronic kidney disease?
Causes of low grade fever
Generally speaking, chronic kidney disease can not cause low grade fever directly. But some factors about chronic kidney disease may lead to the low grade fever.
Immunosuppressors are often used by people with kidney disease to inhibit the inflammatory response and reduce proteinuria, such as prednisone and cortisone. Though they control these symptoms, they can also weaken your immune system if using for long term. Your poor immune system can not protect you from bacteria and virus invading into your body, as a result, it is easily for you to get flu and infection, which may contribute to the low grade fever.
On the other hand, if too much protein loses from your body, there is not enough protein for your body to make immune globulin. Therefore, it is likely for you to have a low immunity and low grade fever.
How to treat low grade fever
-Supply moderate protein
Protein is necessary for the body. But keep in mind that too much intake of protein will aggravate proteinuria and increase the burden on kidneys. Therefore, it is better for you to take proper high quality protein, such as egg white and lean meat.
-Improve immune system
Improving immune system plays an important role in treating kidney disease and low grade fever. Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies such as enema therapy, medicated bath, hot compress and so on can help the body excrete toxins. They can not only improve kidney function, but also regulate the whole body. Long term treatment of TCM will make your whole body harmonious and balanced. With the help of online doctors, you will get more information.