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Feet and ankle swelling is a common symptom of kidney disease. But after kidney transplant, some patients still experience such a symptom. What to do? Go on reading to learn more information. What causes feet and ankle swelling for kidney t

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Feet and Ankle Swelling in Kidney Transplant Patients: What to Do

2017-05-02 08:48

Feet and Ankle Swelling in Kidney Transplant Patients: What to DoFeet and ankle swelling is a common symptom of kidney disease. But after kidney transplant, some patients still experience such a symptom. What to do? Go on reading to learn more information.

What causes feet and ankle swelling for kidney transplant patients?

-After a kidney transplant, it takes your body time to adjust to the new kidney.

-If you have done kidney transplant for a period of time, chronic renal transplantation rejection may present, which can decline your GFR so that water and sodium retains in body. When you have massive protein leakage or hypoproteinemia, swelling occurs as well.

-Though your kidney function returns to normal after transplant, your kidneys still have the tendency to delay the excretion of water and salt. If you do not pay attention to salt and fluid intake, it is likely for you to suffer from feet and ankle swelling.

-High blood pressure after kidney transplant is often treated by calcium channel blockers. This kind of medication can cause swelling, especially swelling on feet and ankle.

How to treat feet and ankle swelling after transplant?

-If your swelling is slight, to reduce the salt intake and have a good rest is helpful to relieve it.

-If swelling is severe, diuretics may be needed to remove excess fluid out of body.

-If diuretics are useless for your swelling, your kidney function may be impaired obviously or you have hypoproteinemia or hyponatremia, etc. In such a case, dialysis may be needed.

-If you have Nephrotic Syndrome, it is necessary for you to supplement albumin first and then use diuretics to alleviate swelling.

-Diuretics are just temporary medical relief. If you do not want to lose your transplanted kidney, you should take treatment to protect it from being damaged further. In our hospital, Chinese medicine is often used to eliminate waste products from body to make internal environment clean for kidney self-healing. It can also improve blood circulation and increase blood flow into damaged kidneys to provide them with enough essential elements to speed up kidney recovery. When kidney function is promoted, fluid can be passed out of body naturally.

When feet and ankle swelling occurs after kidney transplant, you should be alert and do check-ups to find out what on earth causes it and then take corresponding measures to relieve it. For more information on kidney disease treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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