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Hot Flashes in CKD: What Should You Do

2014-11-14 15:00

Hot Flashes in CKD: What Should You DoCKD (chronic kidney disease) means the continue loss in kidney function, while a hot flash is a sudden feeling of warmth and often a breakout of sweating usually confined to the upper half of the body, neck, face and head. Is there a relation between hot flash and CKD? If yes, how to help CKD patients deal with hot flash?

Is there a relation between hot flashes and CKD?

In general, hot flashes is not a common symptom of CKD, and from the point of western medicine, it seems that there is no a direct relation between them. However, in Chinese medicine, hot flashes can be one of symptoms of deficiency of kidney-yin which is different from kidney disease.

How to help CKD patients treat hot flashes?

-Hot and spicy foods, caffeinated beverages, and alcohol can trigger hot flashes. Learn to recognize your triggers and avoid them.

-Smoking is linked to increased hot flashes. By not smoking, you may reduce hot flashes, as well as your risk of many serious health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke and cancer.

-Practice deep, slow abdominal breathing, taking six to eight breaths per minute: Practice 15 minutes in the morning and evening, and use this technique in conjunction with "premonitions" of hot flashes. This can produce a 50% decrease in hot flash frequency.

What is the best treatment for CKD?

With the development of kidney disease, the prognosis of CKD will become poorer and poorer. So we hope each CKD case can be stopped being delayed. Do not ignore your condition because there are no obvious symptoms. Remember that CKD stage 3 is a key stage to receive the proper treatment as it still can be reversed. You are welcomed to tell us more about your CKD by the way you like, our experts will give you the corresponding treatment options.

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