Swelling and Diabetic Nephropathy
For patients with Diabetic Nephropathy, they may experience swelling around the eyelids, ankles, limbs, etc. To have a better understanding about this issue, please read on.
Causes of swelling in diabetic nephropathy patients
After careful study, experts at our Huaxia Kidney Disease Hospital concluded the following two causes:
1. Damage to the kidneys. Healthy kidneys in our body can help excrete waste products, extra fluid and toxins out of the blood. However, among those with diabetic nephropathy, their kidneys fail to function normally, thus resulting the building up of fluid-sodium retention. Therefore, swelling may occur around the eyelid, ankles, etc.
2. Massive loss of protein. Due to the changes of glomerular filtering membrane, if the protein level is lower than tissues, the fluid will infilter into the surrounding tissue, thus causing swelling.
Without effective control, the fluid affect other organs, such as lung, heart and so on. Therefore, early and effective treatments are very important.
How to relieve edema in diabetic nephropathy patients?
Diuretics. In most cases, patients may be prescribed some diuretics to alleviate edema. However, it can do nothing to the damaged kidneys.
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This therapy can help treat the root cause effectively, namely, the damaged kidney function. After several weeks of treatment, swelling can be relieved to a large degree. As an external application, it will not cause side effects to the human body. For more information, you can consult with our professional doctor.
Healthy eating habits. Eating properly is also helpful during the treatment. Patients are recommend to limit the consumption of salt and protein. If you are interested in the specific dietary regime, please email us:email@example.com.
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