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How Does Chronic Kidney Failure Cause Pulmonary Edema

2013-07-29 11:08

How Does Chronic Kidney Failure Cause Pulmonary EdemaHow does Chronic Kidney Failure cause pulmonary edema? Edema is a illness condition in which excessive fluid build up in the tissues and it may appear at any part of body. In early stage of Chronic Kidney Failure, edema usually firstly occurs in body parts with loose tissues like eyelid, face, hands, feet, legs, and testis for male. In such a condition, if effective treatment is not given, pulmonary edema occurs easily.

How does Chronic Kidney Failure cause pulmonary edema?

Chronic Kidney Failure refers to the progressive loss of kidney function. Kidney is an organ with multiple functions and one of the major function is to expel excessive fluid out of the body. This is the reason why we urinate a lot when we drink lots of water. For Chronic Kidney Failure patients, when kidney tissues are injured seriously, kidney function decreases. As a result, excessive fluid in the body can not be discharged successfully. These fluid build up in the body, leading to edema. Pulmonary edema is fluid accumulation in the air spaces and parenchyma of the lungs and it occurs easily when illness condition deteriorates to advanced stage.

What to do with pulmonary edema?

Pulmonary edema is life-threatening and always brings patients symptoms like shortness of breath. Its treatment depends on its cause very much. For pulmonary edema caused by Chronic Kidney Failure, its treatment include:

1. Medicines for high blood pressure

Hypotensive drugs are necessary for Chronic Kidney Failure patients with high blood pressure. This helps to slow down illness progression and stop pulmonary edema from worsening.

2. Preload reducers

Preload reducing medications decrease the pressure caused by fluid going into your heart and lungs. In clinic, the commonly used preload reducing medicines include diuretics and nitroglycerin.

3. Restore of kidney function

In Chronic Kidney Failure, fluid flow into lung as kidneys fail to discharge excessive fluid. Therefore, only when kidney function gets improved, can excess fluid be removed and also can pulmonary edema problem be solved from the root. For this point, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is usually suggested, as effective ingredients in the medicine show effects in repairing injured kidney intrinsic cells. (If you are interested in this treatment, you can leave message to us: kidneyfailuretreat@hotmail.com)

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