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Swelling in Legs for People with Polycystic Kidney Disease

Swelling in Legs for People with Polycystic Kidney DiseasePKD is one inherited kidney disorder in which fluid-filled cysts become larger and larger. When kidneys are damaged, they are unable to filter blood normally, and then extra fluid will retain in the body. When legs are affected by fluid retention, it may affect patients’ walking ability. Therefore, patients should take some therapies to manage their swelling in legs for PKD patients.

Why do PKD patients have swelling in legs?

As we all know, the most basic kidney function is to remove extra fluid. When kidneys are damaged by enlarged kidney cysts, their filtration membrane will be damaged severely. Then, kidneys fail to remove extra fluid effectively. As excessive amount of fluid builds up in the legs, swelling in legs occur.

In addition to fluid retention, swelling in legs may be also due to protein leakage. This is because serious protein leakage can cause low plasma osmotic pressure. Then, extra fluid will retain in loose tissues including legs easily.

How to manage leg swelling for PKD patients?

According to the causes, we would like to recommend the following therapies that can help manage patients’ swelling efficiently.

1. Limit the intake of fluid and sodium: Both fluid and sodium are two substances that can worsen patients’ swelling easily. Therefore, patients should control their fluid intake and follow a low-sodium diet plan.

2. Foot Bath: This therapy can help prompt blood circulation all over the body especially in legs and feet. Foot Bath just can help improve patients’ overall health condition and ease leg swelling effectively.

3. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy: It is one natural treatment that can help shrink kidney cysts and protect the remaining kidney functioning tissues. Once kidneys can do their work normally, patients don’t need to worry about their illness condition any more.

To learn more about these therapies, you can leave a message below. We are glad to share them with you.

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