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How to Control Fluid Intake Well with Nephrotic Syndrome

How to Control Fluid Intake Well with Nephrotic SyndromeHow to control fluid intake well with Nephrotic Syndrome? Due to serious fluid retention which is also called swelling or edema, Nephrotic Syndrome patients need to limit their fluid intake strictly. However, sometimes, patients may become extremely thirst and it is very hard to control the desire to drink water. Well, is there any effective way to control fluid intake well?

1. Daub the dry lips with wet cotton swab, which will help to alleviate thirty feeling to some extent.

2. Chewing gum is also helpful for alleviate thirsty feeling. For Nephrotic Syndrome patients who have difficulties to control fluid intake, they can chew gum to increase production of saliva, so as to alleviate extreme thirst.

3. Putting a small piece of ice in the mouth is also very helpful for Nephrotic Syndrome patients to control fluid intake well. Clinical studies report a piece of ice stay longer time in the mouth compared with water.

4. Eat less salt in daily diet: The more salt we eat, the more water we need. Therefore, eating less salt is helpful. Besides, low-salt diet also assists tight control of high blood pressure which can cause deterioration of illness.

Nephrotic Syndrome patients need to control fluid intake because drinking lots of water will cause more serious fluid retention, which has negative effects for their recovery. The above several methods are helpful for patients to control fluid intake, but in cases of Nephrotic Syndrome, fluid retention appears due to severe protein leakage, so only when kidney damages are repaired and protein leakage protein is solved, can fluid retention be alleviated fundamentally.

Immunotherapy is a treatment that combines western medicine and Chinese medicine. For Nephrotic Syndrome patients with frequent relapse of illness, Immunotherapy is high recommended, because with this holistic treatment, kidney function can be improved greatly and also symptoms like fluid retention can be removed successfully.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.







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