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How to Deal with Fluid Retention for Renal Failure Stage 4

How to Deal with Fluid Retention for Renal Failure Stage 4In Renal Failure Stage 4, kidneys are only functioning at 15%~29%, so kidneys are unable to work efficiently. Fluid retention means fluid or water collects in the body, especially in feet, ankles, legs, hands and face. In serious cases, fluid may accumulate in lungs, causing life-threatening problems. Then, how to manage fluid retention for patients with kidney failure stage 4.

As we all know, kidneys are remarkably excreted organs, and the basic renal function is to produce urine. However, when kidneys are damaged, they may be unable to excrete extra fluid from the body. Then, fluid builds up in loose tissues. Additionally, a large amount of protein leakage can also cause or worsen fluid retention.

According to the causes of water retention for patients with stage 4 kidney failure, we give out the following treatment options.

1. Determine fluid intake. When glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is lower than 30%, patients’ urine output usually declines. In this condition, extra fluid intake must worsen patients’ fluid retention. Therefore, patients should control their fluid intake with doctors’ guidance.

2. Limit sodium intake. Sodium is one mineral that can prevent fluid from being eliminated by kidneys, so patients with swelling should develop a low-sodium diet.

3. Take correct medicines. Diuretics, ACEi, ARBs, steroids and many other medicines can help deal with fluid retention for kidney patients, but the prescribed medicine should depend on patients’ illness condition.

4. Fix impaired kidney cells. Since fluid retention is due to low kidney function, repairing damaged kidney cells can manage this problem from the root. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can help provide enough nutritions for the recovery of damaged kidney cells and increase the self-curative ability of these cells. Therefore, more and more kidney cells can recover to work again.

Besides, many other auxiliary remedies can also help deal with fluid retention for patients with stage 4 kidney failure. To learn more about them, you can send email to

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