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How to Manage Water Retention for Stage 4 CKD Patients

Manage Water Retention for Stage 4 CKDIn Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease, kidneys have a severe decline of kidney function, so extra water will retain in the body. If left untreated, it will not only cause swelling but also difficult breath and other severe problems. Then, how to deal with water retention for patients with Stage 4 CKD?

What causes water retention in stage 4 kidney disease?

As we know, producing urine is one basic kidney function. In stage 4, kidneys are unable to produce enough urine, so extra fluid will build up in the body, causing fluid retention. Besides, when kidney filters are damaged, protein will leak from kidneys into urine. With a large amount of protein leakage, plasma osmotic pressure declines obviously. This can trigger or worsen fluid retention or swelling.

Effective treatments to relieve water retention for patients with Stage 4 CKD

Firstly, patients should limit the fluid intake. When kidneys are unable to remove excessive amount of water, extra fluid intake will collect in the body and worsen swelling and high blood pressure. Besides, patients should develop a low-sodium diet.

Secondly, patients are recommended to take some correct medications like diuretics, ACEi and ARBs. These medicines can help prompt kidneys to produce more urine, taking away more fluid.

Lastly, treatments that can repair damaged kidney cells and increase GFR rate are also needed. In view of this, patients can try Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. This therapy just has these therapeutic effects. Besides, it can improve blood circulation all over the body and prompt sweating, so part of fluid can also be discharged out of the body via urine.

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