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How to Treat Edema in Renal Failure safely

2013-02-05 17:32

How to treat edema in Renal Failure safely? Renal Failure edema is a common symptom of Renal Failure whereby the kidneys are unable to excrete excess fluid, via the urine, to create a healthy internal balance.

Generally speaking, Renal Failure patients with edema usually are treated by diuretics which can help improve urine flow and reduce edema. However, many diuretics can cause Renal Failure, or reduce kidney function as part of their side effects. The following drugs have been implicated with Renal Failure or decreased renal function: Chlorothiazide (Diuril, Diuril Sodium), Spironolactone (Aldactone) and Triamterene (Dyrenium).

In addition to the diuretics, dialysis is also an efficient way to help Renal Failure patients treat edema and remove the waste products out of body. If you have not been on dialysis, maybe you care about At Which Level of Creatinine Dialysis Is Needed, well it depends on Renal Failure patients’ specific condition. Though efficient dialysis treatment is in treating edema, it has its disadvantages. Dialysis can not treat Renal Failure from the root, that is because the kidney damage is still there, dialysis just replaces a part of functions of kidney, as to the kidney damage, dialysis is unable to deal with. Renal Failure who have been on dialysis may find the decreased urine output after a long-term of dialysis. There is Something Dialysis Patients without Urine Must Know. What is more, dialysis patients have to visit dialysis center three times a week, and about three hours each time, which makes the quality of life poor.

Now that the kidney damage causes edema, what treatments should do is to help Renal Failure patients repair the kidney damage and try to make kidneys work normally again. In that case, not only edema also other Renal Failure symptoms can disappear naturally. And that is what we want to tell Renal Failure patients with edema. Don’t hesitate to tell us if you have any follow-up questions.

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