Nephrotic Syndrome is not a independent kidney disease but a group of kidney disorders. It is characterized by edema, proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia and hyperlipidemia. Leg swelling is so common but need your high attention.
Cause of leg swelling
Swelling is the result of fluid retention that can be caused by protein leakage, high sodium intake and high blood pressure. After all, the root cause is damaged renal function.
Damaged kidneys cannot produce enough urine to remove extra fluid in the body, thus leading to fluid to retain and deposit in the space of tissues. Then swelling occurs in either hands, face and legs.
How to relieve leg swelling?
● Reduce sodium intake in diet
High sodium in blood can aggravate swelling, so it should be taken with limited amount. You are required to take sodium less than 2g in diet, and perfectly if less.
● Home remedies
If the leg swelling is serious, you should avoid strong activities and take enough rest. Lie on the bed with your swollen legs above your heart level. Taking a hot compress towel rapping your legs for several minutes. Change it with a cold one might give your better feeling.
Diuretic and hypertensive drugs may be necessary if swelling is very serious. They can increase urine output or reduce protein leakage, thus relieving leg swelling. Be careful about the dosage, since large dosage or long term or medicines can aggravate kidney damage.
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