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Preventing Pulmonary Edema in ESRD Patients on Dialysis

2014-01-22 22:18

Preventing Pulmonary Edema, ESRD, dialysisDialysis can be a very common treatment for patients with ESRD. A person with ESRD has a severe reduction in kidney function with GFR of 15ml/min or less, which causes various complications to appear at this stage. Pulmonary edema may be one of them. Now are you ready to follow us to learn more about pulmonary edema?

For ESRD patients, kidneys can not remove waste effectively, excess fluid can build up, causing overload pulmonary edema. Actually dialysis is such a treatment which can help prevent and treat pulmonary edema, that is because it can replace one part of functions of kidneys to help ESRD patients remove wastes and excess fluid out of body. However, for ESRD patients, dialysis treatment may not be the best choice.

When condition develops ESRD, various toxins and wastes may build up in patients’blood. While dialysis can only help eliminate those micromolecular toxins like creatinine, urea and uric acid. In order to eliminate other toxins dialysis can not deal with and reduce the impact on hemodynamic parameters, ESRD patients can take bedside hemo-filtration into consideration. Compared to dialysis treatment, it lasts longer, about 8-10 hours, but more effective.

If the wastes and excess fluid building up in the body are eliminated more thoroughly, then pulmonary edema can be prevented more effectively. What is more, ESRD patients can follow these suggestions to avoid cardiovascular disease and then prevent pulmonary edema to a certain degree: control blood pressure, watch blood cholesterol, don’t smoke, eat a heart-healthy diet, limit salt, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight and manage stress.

If you have any other follow-up questions about complications of ESRD or other treatment options used in other countries, we are glad to help.

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