End stage renal disease (ESRD) is one point that kidneys nearly lose all of their filtration and regulation function. As extra fluid retains in the body, ESRD patients can find swelling in their legs and hands easily. Thereby, how to treat swollen legs and hands for ESRD patients?
1. Expand blood vessels
Swelling and hypertension are two complications of fluid and sodium retention in the blood. Expanding blood vessels can reduce the pressure on vascular walls and make more fluid and sodium removed out of the body via blood circulation. Medicated bath can help expand blood vessels and improve blood circulation by permeating the effective ingredients of medicines into the body via skin.
2. Increase urine output
In our body, most of extra fluid and sodium is removed out of the body through urine, so only if urine output is increased can swelling be controlled effectively. Diuretics and foods with the property of diuretics are helpful. Diuretic is one substance that can stimulate the kidney to produce more urine, but you can’t use it, if you don’t have any urine.
3. Alleviate protein leakage
Besides fluid and sodium retention, protein leakage is another cause of swollen legs and hands. If you find there are bubbles in your urine, some treatments that can help ease proteinuria should be taken. Steroids, ACEI, ARBs, immunosuppressants, cinnamon, rehmannia and some other Chinese herbs can also help deal with protein leakage. Correct correct medications to take.
4. Repair damaged kidneys
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, one combination of western medicine and Chinese medicine, can help regulate blood circulation and increase the self-curative ability of damaged kidney cells. Therefore, it can help prompt the restoration of damaged but not necrotic kidney cells. When kidneys can do their filtration function correctly, ESRD patients’ swelling will be controlled successfully.
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