Renal Failure, also called End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), is the most serious condition. Fluid in the lungs can be caused in Kidney Failure.
How does fluid in the lungs happen?
The kidneys filter and regulate the fluids that are found in the body. When renal function is compromised, much less urine is produced and excreted, causing the body to accumulate fluids. Those fluids will initially accumulate in the lower body causing swelling in the lower limbs, and once those areas are saturated, will begin to accumulate in the chest, causing the fluid in lungs, leading to breathing difficulties.
How to remove the fluid in lungs?
● Administration of oxygen
The initial intervention for fluid in the lungs is the administration of oxygen, either via a mask covering the nose and mouth or cannula (a device with flexible tubing with two pieces that are inserted into the nostrils). In some extreme cases, it needs to use a ventilator to supplement the breathing process.
In addition to the oxygen, it may also be necessary to administer one or more of the medications such as diuretics. Diuretics help the kidney excrete the fluid in the lungs by increasing urine output. There so many types of this medicine, so you should consult your doctor which type is right for you.
Dialysis is such a way doing part of the kidney’s work, filtering wastes and toxins in the blood, along with excessive fluid in the body. How much fluid should be removed is based on your age, weight and urine output. Ask you doctor to choose a right type of dialysis.
It is an external application innovated from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is to expand blood vessels and degrade extracellular matrix, so that blood circulation can be improved. Then, the kidneys are not short of oxygen and blood any more, so that they can repair themselves and work adequately to regulate water balance. Gradually, excessive fluid can be discharged with urine.
Combining this therapy with oral medicines or dialysis will give you the best outcome. Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.