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How to Slow Down CKD Progression

Chronic kidney disease is a leading cause for Kidney Failure. How to slow down CKD progression? Many ways, such as diet management, symptoms alleviation and remedy for underlying Kidney Disease helps slow down the CKD progression.

Diet Management

As protein is a burden to a diseased kidney, nephrologists advocate low protein diet. Usually, CKD patients are suggested to be on a very low-protein diet of 0.4-0.5 g of protein per kg (weight) per day. However, as there are five stages of CKD. Each stage will require different standard.

Patient with advanced CKD stages tend to have puffy faces, swollen legs and fluid in the lungs. If there are signs of fluid retention, they are suggested to restrict their fluid intake to 800-1,000 ml per day (about 4-5 cups).

Symptoms Alleviation

Diabetes and Hypertension are two major accelerators for CKD progression. Thereby, control of blood pressure and blood sugar will be very important in controlling kidney problem.

Keep your blood sugar level control. Keep your hemoglobin A1c, which measures blood glucose control over the last two to three months, to less than 6.5%. To reach this level of strict glycemic control, you will need to monitor your blood glucose closely to avoid hypoglycemia.

Keep your blood pressure level control. Keep your blood pressure at 125/75 or lower if you have diabetes and/or protein in your urine. Keep your blood pressure at 130/85 or lower if you have kidney problems but n1ot diabetes.

Treatment for Kidney Damage

Treatment for kidney damage is the key in the whole management to slow down CKD development. Actually, our body has the essential self-cure ability to repair the damaged tissues. However, in people with advanced kidney disease, the self-cure is not enough as the damage is severe.

Chinese Herbal Medicine helps promote the blood circulation which supplies the damaged kidney tissues with more blood and also oxygen is carried by the blood. Blood and oxygen is the necessary substances for self-cure. Thereby, Chinese Herbal Medicine will help repair the damaged kidney tissues and improve kidney function.

Even though the herbs for individual conditions differ from person to person. However, there are some herb lists for common CKD which will be a help to slow the CKD progression.

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