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Membranous Nephropathy: Swelling of Feet and Hands

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2014-03-02 03:52

Membranous nephropathy is a kind of glomerulonephritis, where the immune system damages the kidneys. As the condition progresses, the patients will experience many symptoms. Swelling of feet and hands are commonly seen in membranous nephropathy.

Swelling of feet and hands in Membranous Nephropathy

The tiny filters in kidneys called glomeruli can filter out waste products from body normally. In membranous nephropathy, however, the immune system attacks glomeruli by mistakes. The abnormal activity of immune system will cause inflammation of kidneys. Without effective treatment, the inflammation may worsen renal function. The diseased kidneys fail to eliminate extra fluid from body normally, thus resulting in retention of fluid. Due to gravity, swelling of feet and hands will firstly occur in membranous nephropathy.

In addition, the diseased kidneys fail to produce renin normally. Renin is a kind of hormone which can regulate the blood volume and blood pressure. When kidneys become impaired, more renin is produced. Renin can increase the production of aldosterone. Aldosterone can hold fluid, leading to high buildup of fluid in body. This also can contribute to swelling of feet and hands in membranous nephropathy.

Management swelling of feet and hands in membranous nephropathy

A diet low in salt should be followed by the patients. It can help decline the retention of fluid in body. Diuretic medicines can help relieve the selling by increasing urine output.

The underlying cause of swelling in membranous nephropathy is kidney impairment. To control the condition fundamentally, a treatment should be applied to restore the impaired glomeruli. If the kidneys can function more efficiently to filter blood, more fluid will be removed from body.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy not only can help the body recover a normal immune system, but also can repair the impaired kidney structure. If so, the swelling of feet and hands in membranous nephropathy will be controlled fundamentally.

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