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What to Do for Fluid Retention with IgA Nephropathy

What to Do for Fluid Retention with IgA NephropathyBesides blood urine, IgA Nephropathy patients usually have other symptoms with its progression, such as swelling or fluid retention. What to do for fluid retention with IgA Nephropathy? Go on reading to learn more information.

Limit the intake of sodium

Too much sodium intake can make you thirsty so that you will drink a lot of water, which can worsen fluid retention in body. If your swelling is very severe, you should limit sodium intake into 3g. In severe case, you should avoid sodium intake for a period of time.

Supplement moderate high quality protein

If you have massive protein leakage, fluid retention occurs as well. In such case, you should supplement moderate protein to recover the plasma colloid osmotic pressure. How much protein you can eat depends on your remaining kidney function. High quality protein such as egg white and lead meat contains more essential amino acids, which can be absorbed by our body so as not to put extra stress on kidneys.

Promote kidney function

Fluid retention is closely associated with kidney function impairment, so to alleviate fluid retention, you should repair the damaged kidneys and improve kidney function. IgA Nephropathy is an autoimmune disease, so treatment for IgA Nephropathy should set about regulating the abnormal immune system. Immunotherapy is a combination of western medicine and Chinese medicine. It can cleanse the cycling immune complexes and inflammatory chemicals from the blood to eliminate kidney inflammation. It can also increase the kidneys’ tolerance to immune complexes and block abnormal inflammatory reaction in the kidneys to prevent further damage. Besides, it can strengthen your innate immune system to help you fight against the disease and set up a good blood environment for kidney self-healing. After a period of treatment, kidney function can be improved to certain extent.

What to do for fluid retention with IgA Nephropathy? The above information is very general. If you would like to know more information about IgA Nephropathy, please contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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