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Haemodialysis With Swelling Ankles

Swollen legs may be a common complain for patents on Haemodialysis. Kidney damage, heart disorder and fluids intake are possible to be associated with swelling ankles in haemodialysis patients.

Kidney Damage

When kidney function declines less than 15%, the patients are suggested to take Dialysis. Kidneys work to filter the blood and remove the waste products and extra water from the blood. When kidneys are damaged, the excessive water will deposit in the body, causing swellings in ankles, legs, faces, eyes etc.

Heart Disorder

Heart disorder can be associated with weakness of the heart muscle, which pumps blood out through the arteries to the entire body, which regulate the flow of blood between the chambers of the heart. As a result, the kidneys sense that there is a reduction of the blood volume in the body. This can cause water retention in your body.

Fluids Intake

All patients on hemodialysis must be careful about the amount of the fluid they drink. Excessive fluid can cause swelling in ankles and legs, weight again, as well as difficulty breath etc.

How to deal with the swellings legs in haemodialysis patients?

Firstly, we need to know it is the kidney damage which requires the dialysis. Thereby, it is alway okay to find the treatments which can help improve kidney function.

Chinese Herbal Medicine is suggested for it uses different herbs to repair the damaged kidneys and improve the filtering ability of damaged kidneys.

Secondly, it is important for you to take further test about your heart function. And based on your test result, your doctor will help you find the proper treatment.

Thirdly, you are suggested to take a specific Diet and avoid excessive water intake. It is important for you to avoided salty foods which can make you thirsty. There are certain suggested drinks list for patients on Dialysis. If you need any help, please leave a message below.

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