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Is Swollen Eyelids A Symptom of Failing Kidney

Is Swollen Eyelids A Symptom of Failing KidneyBecause kidneys are excretory organs, its one important function is to produce urine and eliminate extra fluid. Therefore, when kidneys fail to work normally, fluid is more likely to collect in the body and some people find they have swollen eyelids. Is it a symptom of failing kidney?

Swollen eyelids or swelling in eyelids is indeed a sign of kidney problem especially glomerular disorder, but this doesn’t mean all cases of swollen eyelids indicate failing kidney. To determine whether one person who has swelling eyelids suffers from kidney disease, blood test, urine test, ultrasound, or other tests may be needed to take as doctor’s guidance.

After the person has an accurate diagnosis of kidney disease, the following methods can be used to deal with swollen eyelids and protect the remaining kidney functioning tissues.

1. Limit the fluid and sodium intake: For kidney patients, extra fluid and sodium intake will not only increase the burden on kidneys but also induce or worsen patients’ high blood pressure and swelling.

2. Develop a low-protein diet with high-quality protein: In some cases, kidney patients’ swelling is caused by protein leakage. In this condition, patients should pay attention to supplement high-quality protein such as lean meat, egg whites, milk and fish.

3. Take correct medicines: In clinic, diuretics, steroids, ACEI, ARBs, and many other medicines are used commonly to ease patients’ edema, according to patients’ illness condition. Correct medicines can help patients alleviate or get rid of swollen eyelids quickly.

4. Repair failing kidneys: If patients’ kidneys haven’t failed completely, some therapies can help stop kidneys from failing and restore damaged but not dead kidney cells. For example, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Clear Blood Pollution Therapy and Immunotherapy are three remedies commonly used to save failing kidneys.

Today, our nephrologists give some methods to manage kidney patients’ swelling, but the premise is that the person is indeed diagnosed with kidney disease. If you still have any question, you can leave it in the below message board.

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