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How to Ease Swollen Feet for Hemodialysis Patients

How to Ease Swollen Feet for Hemodialysis PatientsHemodialysis is one common dialysis method that can help seriously damaged kidneys to extra fluid and waste products. However, some hemodialysis patients still complain of swollen feet. What is the reason? How to ease hemodialysis swollen feet?

Why do hemodialysis patients have swollen feet?

The first cause may be a large amount of protein leakage. In end stage kidney disease, kidney filters are usually damaged severely and a lot of protein leaks from the blood into urine. Too much protein leakage causes low plasma osmotic pressure and then fluid may retain in patients’ feet, resulting in swollen feet.

The second cause may be insufficient dialysis treatment. Normally, hemodialysis can help remove extra fluid and waste products successfully. However, if it fails to work, extra fluid will still retain in patients’ tissues and cause swelling.

The last cause may be that patients drink too much water during dialysis session. Hemodialysis is usually taken three times one week. Drinking too much water during dialysis sessions can cause swelling easily.

How to deal with swollen feet for hemodialysis patients?

Based on the above causes, we give out several treatments that can help alleviate patients’ swelling.

- Limit the intake of fluid: During the dialysis session, patients should pay attention to the fluid intake for preventing the aggravation of their swelling.

- Medicated Bath: Besides kidneys, skin is another excretory organ. Medicated Bath can help stimulate the skin to sweat, so as to take away extra fluid and ease patients’ swelling.

- Foot Bath: Compared with medicated bath, foot bath can be taken every day. Through improving blood circulation in feet, this therapy is also helpful to manage swollen feet.

- Traditional Chinese Medicine: Some medicines have the property of normalizing blood circulation and repairing damaged kidney cells. With correct medicines, patients can reduce the frequency of dialysis.

The above are only several natural remedies to help ease swollen feet for hemodialysis patients. To learn more about them, you can leave a message below. We will provide some individual advices for you timely.

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