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6 Measures to Slow Down Illness Worsening of Renal Failure

2013-01-02 10:12

Treatments for renal failure should aim at controlling symptoms and complications and slowing down illness progression into more advanced stage.

Here are 6 measures that can help slow down continuous worsening and deterioration of kidney failure and preserve as much kidney function as possible.

1. Have high-quality proteins and do not have much vegetable proteins. High-quality proteins such as lean meat, fish and egg white can produce less nitrogen-related metabolic wastes and at the same time of providing adequate necessary nutritions.

Besides, have low-salt diets especially in case of swelling and high blood pressure. Have liquid intake according to daily urine output.

2. Strict control of blood sugar within ideal range. It is very beneficial to maintain glycosylated hemoglobin below 7% for many early stage renal disease patients. Urinary tract bacteria will easily multiply in high-sugar environment and cause frequent urinary tract infections.

3. Well control of high blood pressure. High blood pressure is one major factor to speed up glomerular sclerosis and illness worsening, therefore controlling high blood pressure is very necessary. ACEI and ARB drugs can help control high blood pressure, reduce protein loss in urine and protect kidney functions.

4. Control blood lipid level. Blood lipid level counts for kidney patients and it is good to control blood lipid, weather it is triglyceride or cholesterol within normal levels.

5. Have some anti-coagulation drugs to reduce platelet aggregation.

6. Avoid drinking and smoking. Smoking and drinking can increase the risk and worsen urinary protein, therefore it is very important that renal failure patients should get rid of and stay away from alcohol and tobacco.

There are several factors that can affect the prognosis of kidney failure, you need to pay more attention and have early prevention.

Infections especially respiratory tract infection and urinary tract infection.

Urinary obstructions which is often accompanied with urinary tract infection.

Renal toxicity drugs

Renal hypoperfusion due to serious vomiting, diarrhea, low blood pressure and long term intake of diuretics.

Heart failure

High blood pressure

Water and electrolyte disorders

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