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Why Does Stage 3 CKD Patient’s Stomach Look Like Pregnant

Why Does Stage 3 CKD Patient’s Stomach Look Like PregnantIt is not so common that stage 3 chronic kidney disease patients’ stomach look like they are pregnant, but some patients do have this suffering. Why do these patients have bloated abdomen or stomach? Making clear its causes can help patients to take correct treatment options timely.

Bloated stomach for patients with Stage 3 CKD

In stage 3, kidneys are working at 30%~59% with a moderate decline of glomerular filtration rate (GFR), so extra fluid begins to retain in the body. This is the most common reason that makes stage 3 renal disease patients look like pregnant.

If stage 3 chronic kidney disease is related to damage to glomerular filtering structure, fluid retention in abdomen also has an intimate link with protein leakage. In this case, patients also find many bubbles in their urine that indicates protein in urine.

If patients’ kidney problem is Polycystic Kidney Disease, bloated stomach is more likely to be attributed to enlarged kidney cysts. PKD is one inherited kidney disorder which causes a host of fluid-filled cysts to develop in kidneys. With the growth of kidney cysts, patients’ stomach and abdomen becomes larger and larger.

How to alleviate bloated abdomen for patients with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease?

Since its cause changes from person to person, the treatment should depend on patients’ illness condition. For example, if it Symptom is due to fluid retention, patients need to limit their fluid and sodium intake, take diuretics or some other medications, do medicated bath, and so on, to eliminate more fluid from the body. If PKD is the cause, patients should take some treatments that can shrink patients’ kidney cysts and protect their kidneys.

To figure out the cause and treatment for certain patient, you can send his or her test report or illness condition to Therefore, kidney experts here can give you more suggestions.

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