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Can Loss Of Kidney Function Cause Leg Swelling

Can Loss Of Kidney Function Cause Leg Swelling  Leg swelling is a common symptom in patient’s with kidney disease, which is a terrible condition, because it looks scaring firstly, and it can take lots of inconvenience to patient’s life.

Is swelling leg caused by the loss of kidney function?

Kidney is an important organ for our body health, which is in charge of our internal balance by filtrating out the metabolic wastes and fluid through urine.

As a result, when patient’s kidney function is reduced by his kidney disease, many metabolic disorders will appear in patient’s body, which can cause many symptoms, and leg swelling is very common.

Why loss of kidney function can cause patients to have leg swelling?

A major function kidney is producing urine, which means the excess fluid will be filtrated out. Thereby, if patient’s kidney function is reduced severely, that can cause patients to have edema directly. As a matter of fact, the retention of sodium and fluid is a major cause of edema in patients with kidney disease, which often appears in patients who is in the late stage kidney disease or has kidney failure.

Besides, a large amount of protein loss is another cause of edema, which is also known as massive proteinuria. Protein plays an important role in regulating the osmotic pressure of our blood flow, while a large amount of protein loss can lead to the decrease of osmotic pressure, which can cause the fluid in blood to flow into tissue space.

In fact, edema caused by the retention of fluid and sodium is due to too much excess fluid, so it is more likely to appear in the body skin that is thin, like eyelid. While edema caused by proteinuria is due to the low osmotic pressure, which is more likely to appear in the lower parts of patient’s body due to gravity, so it is more likely to appear in patient’s legs.

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