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Swelling in Chronic Kidney Disease

Posted Apr 16 2014 10:21am

Swelling is a common symptom of kidney disease.Do you want to know why kidney disease can cause Swelling?

 In many cases, CKD attacks the kidney’s nephrons, which causes them to lose their filtering capacity. This destruction is usually done slowly and silently.

If your kidneys should stop working, your body would fill with water and waste products (uremia) causing your hands and feet to swell. You’ll also feel tired and weak because in order to function properly your body needs clean blood.

In the early stage of kidney disease you may not have any sign, fact is you may not feel sick at all. As your kidney disease worsens you may experience signs like:


feel tired

get drowsy

lost appetite

skin darkens

muscle cramps

nausea and vomiting

trouble concentrating

hands or feet swell or feel numb

change in urination pattern ~ more or less often

Since the early stages of kidney disease are typically without symptoms, you should have routine blood and urine tests taken, by your doctor, to monitor yourkidney’s function.

Many things can cause kidney disease, but you are at a higher risk if you have diabetes or high blood pressure.

Diabetes is a disease that causes glucose (sugar) to build up in your blood. When too much glucose is in your blood it acts like a poison to your kidneys, damaging its nephrons (diabetic nephropathy). If you manage your blood glucose levels by keeping them down, you can delay or prevent this from happening.

High blood pressure damages small blood vessels in your kidneys. This vessel damage affects your kidneys ability to filter wastes from your blood. This is one more reason to get high blood pressure under control.

Other causes, beyond diabetes and high blood pressure, for swelling kidney disease include:

poison, trauma can lead to kidney disease

glomerular diseases ~ autoimmune diseases, infection-related diseases, sclerotic diseases which attack your kidney’s tiny blood vessels (glomeruli).

inherited & congenital kidney diseases ~ polycystic kidney disease (PKD), which may cause cysts to grow in your kidneys slowly replacing its mass & reducing kidney function

some OTC drugs can be poisonous to your kidneys if taken regularly over a long period of time, most dangerous is combining aspirin, acetaminophen& ibuprofen

Your risk for swelling signs of kidney disease can be reduced by taking the steps necessary to prevent diabetes and high blood pressure.

Being overweight increases your risk for both, and the best way to reduce your weight is by eating healthier and moving more. Get your healthy ducks in a row. 

Treatment edema in CKD 

In my opinion you can try Traditional Chinese Medicine.I think Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat any disease in root.And have little complication in treat progress.Do you heard  Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy ?This therapy can let Chinese Medicine enter your body dircetly through you back pain.And will soon have affect .

If you have interested in this therapy,Consult me through my e-mail address:  . 

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