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Home Remedies for Shrinking Kidneys

2014-09-01 08:23

Home Remedies for Shrinking KidneysKidney Shrinkage or Renal Atrophy means your kidneys are smaller than the normal size (8-11cm in length, 5.5-7cm in width, and 4-5cm in thickness). It is associated with many kidney problems such as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). You can take some home remedies to manage a shrinking kidney.

1. Lower your sodium intake

High sodium level will cause or aggravate swelling and high blood pressure. So no matter in which stage of kidney disease, patients are required to take low sodium intake.

2. Take moderate amount of protein

In the early stages of kidney shrinkage, patients need to limit the protein intake because their kidneys cannot filter the waste product from protein metabolism. That is to say, large amount of protein intake will burden your kidneys and cause further damage. However, for those who have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or on dialysis, they should take enough high-quality protein to ensure their bodies are provided with energies.

3. Eat fresh vegetables and fruits

Fresh vegetables and fruits contain various vitamins and minerals which are necessary for your health. You can also take them by making juice, such as cranberry, blackberry, carrot, celery, pomegranate, lime juice, etc. But you should be concerned about the potassium and phosphorous level in those vegetables and fruits. Consult your doctor or dietitian for right amount.

4. Chinese herbal tea

Dandelion, nettle, plantain herb, corn silk, rhizome of lalang, cinnamon, ginseng, and so on, are all commonly recommended for people with kidney shrinkage.

5. Foot Bath

What I recommend is not simply washing your feet. Foot Bath Therapy is an natural treatment based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). According to traditional Chinese medicine theories, all kinds of kidney diseases can come down to the result of polluted blood. Due to the obstructed blood circulation, many wastes and toxins accumulate inside the body, causing various problems. Chinese herbs in the medical fluid have the function of expand blood vessels , so they can unlock the pathways of energy flow that is called Qi in Chinese. As a result, improved blood circulation can provide the kidney with enough oxygen and nutrition so they can repair the damaged nephrons and slow down or stop the kidney shrinkage.

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