How to Prevent Swelling Because of Diabetic Nephropathy

2017-12-25 22:54

How to Prevent Swelling Because of Diabetic NephropathySwelling especially leg swelling is an early sign of Diabetic Nephropathy. With diuretics, it can disappear. But once you stop the medicine, it may come back again. How to prevent swelling because of Diabetic Nephropathy?

-Control water intake

Water consumption should be decided by urine volume. Generally speaking, it is the urine volume in previous day plus 500ml. If you have high fever, vomiting, or diarrhea, you can moderately increase its intake. For patients with heavy swelling, water intake should be limited or avoided strictly. For those with slight swelling, water can be taken when feeling thirsty. But avoid too much.

-Restrict salt intake

With heavy swelling, you should reduce or avoid salt intake. A low salt means its intake should be controlled into 2-3 g per day, which does not only include table salt, but also food high in sodium, such as canned food, sausage, preserved meat, etc.

-Reasonable diet

Some food are diuretic, such as radish, wax gourd, water melon, red beans, loofah, etc. If you have high blood pressure, you can eat celery, black fungus, spinach, fresh corn, etc. If you have hematuria, you can eat peanut, eggplant, lotus root, etc.

-Correct treatment

Besides diuretics, you can try Toxin-Removing Treatment. This is a systemic Chinese medicine treatment, which makes use of Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, Foot Bath, Enema Therapy and other Chinese therapies to eliminate waste products and extra fluid from the blood to make internal environment good for kidney self-healing and other medication application. It can also improve blood circulation, increase blood flow into kidneys and supply the damaged kidneys with enough essential elements to speed up kidney recovery. After about one week’s treatment, swelling will disappear. With treatment going, you will gradually restore your renal function. And then water can be removed out of body naturally.

How to prevent swelling because of Diabetic Nephropathy? The above ways are only a general guidance. If you would like to get a personalized guidance, please leave a message below or send a copy of your lab report to After analyzing your condition, our renal experts from Peking Tung Shin Tang Chinese Medical Hospital will give you a reply.

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