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Hypertensive Nephropathy and Swelling: How to Manage It

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2013-12-23 09:11

Hypertensive Nephropathy and Swelling: How to Manage ItSwelling, or edema, is usually the first sign of Hypertensive Nephropathy. Less urination, difficult breathing and high blood pressure often occur along with swelling. Thereby, how to deal with swelling for Hypertensive Nephropathy patients?

What is Hypertensive Nephropathy?

These patients often have chronic high blood pressure for a long term. High blood pressure can make the pressure in blood vessels increase so that protein leaks from the blood into urine. Once protein leaks out, it will produce damage to kidney filter system. Long-time damage is difficult to reverse, so kidney failure occurs in advance. Also, damage to renal tubules caused by hypertension is earlier than the damage to glomeruli.

How does Hypertensive Nephropathy cause swelling?

When a lot of protein loses, it will lead to low plasma osmotic pressure. This can lead fluid and sodium to retain in loose tissues, such as legs, ankles, feet and face. Besides, when kidneys can’t do their work properly, they can’t filter out fluid and sodium efficiently. This is another reason for swelling in Hypertensive Nephropathy.

Effective treatments for swelling

As protein leakage and the retention of fluid and sodium are two common causes of swelling for people with Hypertensive Nephropathy, the treatments should begin from these two aspects.

1. Limit the intake of fluid and sodium: On one hand, it can help ease swelling. On the other hand, it is also good to manage hypertension as well as kidney disease.

2. Diuretics: Diuretics are effective on increasing kidney output, so as to take away extra fluid and sodium. In addition, they have some effects on preventing protein from leaking. Besides western medications, herbal medicines such as dandelion root, nettle leaf, salvia, etc, also have these effects.

3. Medicated bath: This natural remedy can help expand the blood vessels throughout the body, so high blood pressure comes down naturally. Also, it is effective on regulating circulatory system so as to remove more fluid and sodium out of the body.

Many other remedies are also useful to deal with your swelling effectively and safely. To know more about them, you can send email to kidney-healthy@hotmail.com or leave a message below.

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