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How to Lose Weight For CKD Caused by Alport Syndrome

CKD,lose weight,alport syndromeAlport Syndrome is a hereditary kidney disease and as it develops, most cases will progress into chronic kidney disease or Kidney Failure eventually. How to lose weight for chronic kidney disease caused by alport syndrome?

Why patients with CKD need to lose weight?

No matter in CKD patients or normal people, over weight increases the labor to internal organs, such as heart, kidneys, liver etc. With several years later, overworked kidneys will be damaged. The Kidney Disease that is caused by obesity is called obesity--related kidney disease.

Obesity will increase risk for CKD to develop an advanced stage. Thereby, losing weight may be suggested in some cases.

How to lose weight for CKD?

For patients with CKD, the natural ways are suggested, because chemical ways may interfere with the treatment on kidney disease and may cause kidney-toxic effects. Here are 3 natural ways for losing weight for CKD.


The exact mechanism by which acupuncture works is unknown but we know that acupuncture needles inserted into specific points on the body and in the ear release endorphins which have a calming and relaxing effect that makes it easier to deal with stress, frustration and anxiety that can trigger overeating and bingeing on fattening foods. Also endorphins affect the digestive and hormonal systems so acupuncture can help rebalance the organ systems that are running too fast- or in this case too slow—i.e., the metabolism and the will power.


The diet for losing weight in CKD patient are suggested:

- don’t skip meals

- eat vegetables to help feel full

- eat only from a plage, while seated at a table

- get tempting rubbish food out of your home


Besides medical management and diet, exercise also important in losing weight for patients with CKD caused by alport syndrome. For CKD patients, the exercise should be mild and the time should not be longer than 30min once. Running, walking, jogging, swimming are suggested for these exercise are not strenuous.

Talk with your doctors or find a renal dietitian to make a plan for your weight loss. A medical test will be performed firstly, so as to find the best personalized plan for your own conditions. Some herbal tea also help keep a healthy weight meantime tonic to your kidneys. You also can have a try.

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