Swelling in People with IgA Nephropathy
Swelling is a common symptom of IgA Nephropathy, which affects patients’ life to a large extent. Therefore, early and effective treatments are very important.
What causes swelling in IgA Nephropathy?
1. Water-sodium retention. Healthy kidneys can help remove toxins and extra fluid out of the body. However, in this disorder, the kidneys fail to work adequately, resulting the build up of fluid and sodium.
2. Loss of protein into urine. In right condition, protein has the natural ability to hold water in the blood. However, due to kidney damage, extra water will flow into the nearby tissues, causing edema.
In the early stage, it can occur around the eyelids, faces, ankles and so on. In advanced stage, it may spread to the lower limbs or the whole body. Then what can patients do?
How to alleviate edema for IgA Nephropathy?
Ingestion of protein To reduce the workload of kidneys, the ingestion of protein foods should be restricted. Meanwhile, they can take some high-quality protein foods to meet the basic need of our body,such as, lean meat, fish, egg white, milk and so on. For detailed suggestions, feel free to click the Live Contact directly.
Low-salt diet Too much intake of salt can aggravate high blood pressure and swelling, thereby, foods like processed products, salted foods, etc should be limited.
Diuretics In most cases, diuretics are used to alleviate this symptom and the efficacy can be obvious. However, it can not repair the impaired intrinsic renal cells.
Immunotherapy As a combination of blood-purification technique, western medicine and Chinese medicine, it aims at correcting the abnormal immune system and repairing the damaged kidneys. After a period of treatment, this abnormal sign will be alleviated remarkably.
If you are suffering from swelling and IgA nephropathy, we really hope you can gain a lot. Any follow-up questions, you can leave us a message below.
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