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How to Deal with Water Retention for Kidney Failure Patients

How to Deal with Water Retention for Kidney Failure PatientsAs its name indicates, water retention indicates extra water or fluid collects in the body. Kidney Failure is the end stage kidney disease, and it is always signed by water retention or swelling. If this occurs, how to manage kidney failure patients’ water retention.

Regions affected by water retention

In most cases of Kidney Failure, impaired kidneys fail to do their basic work including removing extra fluid and keeping useful nutrition in the body. Then, excessive amount of fluid may accumulate in legs, feet, ankles, around eyelids, hands, abdomen, lung, etc.

Causes of water retention for kidney failure patients

Generally, water retention is due to two direct causes: extra fluid accumulation and a large amount of protein leakage. In fact, both of these disorders are attributed to severe decline of kidney function.

How to manage water retention for kidney failure patients?

According to the causes of water retention, kidney experts here can guide kidney failure patients to manage their problem through several methods. (To get individual suggestions, you can email to

- Limit the intake of fluid and sodium. In order to decrease fluid retention in the body, a low-sodium diet plan is needed that requires patients to eat about 1,500~2,000 mg of sodium every day.

- Elevate the swollen regions. This can prevent fluid from collecting in affected regions continuously. Since it is easy to handle, have a try from now on.

- Take correct medicines. In clinic, many medicines can help ease water retention. For example, diuretics can stimulate kidneys to eliminate more water, while ACEI, ARBs, steroids and immunosuppressants can help reduce protein leakage and ease swelling. In fact, some herbal tea also has this effect like dandelion root and corn silk.

- Save kidneys. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy combined with Stem Cell Therapy is one effective treatment to rebuild kidney filtering structure and manage kidney-related complications. If enough fortunately, patients can get a lot of benefits from these two therapies.

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