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Renal Amyloidosis and Swellings


2012-09-26 17:59

Swelling is a sign of renal Amyloidosis and many patients complain the swelling appearing in their eye lid, ankles and legs.

Cause of Swelling in Renal amyloidosis

After years’ research, renal Amyloidosis is found to an abnormal response of autoimmune system. In normal condition, immune system works to protect the body from infections, such as bacteria and viruses.

However, in patients with renal Amyloidosis, the immune system releases too much antibodies or defected antibodies. These failed antibodies form a new mass named immune complexes which lodges kidneys and causes immune inflammation.

When the immune inflammation causes kidney damages, the kidney loses some functions to filter the blood throughout the body and keep proteins in blood.

Once kidneys are impaired due to the excessive inflammation, the proteins may leak out though urine. And one of the major functions of protein is to hold the water in the blood. Once proteins become less, more and more water in blood will flow into the nearby tissues, leading to swellings in face, legs and ankles.

Management of swelling in Renal Amyloidosis

Management of swelling in renal Amyloidosis involves the treatments and lifestyle changes.

Firstly, you are suggested to focus on the root cause of swelling. That is, the kidney problems. Renal Amyloidosis is caused by abnormal immune system. Immunotherapy seems a good choice for it helps rebuild a healthy immune system and use the good immune system to fight against the kidney disease and alleviate your swellings.

Secondly, taking Chinese herbs may be also worthy to try for it contains hundreds of herbs to improve kidney function and some of herbs can be used as natural diuretics. In addition, natural herbs take no side effects.

Thirdly, Avoid sitting or standing without moving for prolonged periods of time. Exercising the legs decreases the effect of gravity, so swelling goes down.

Fourthly, Keep your skin cool in hot environments.

Swelling is chronic symptoms and you need enough patience to deal with it by necessary treatment and supplement management in your daily life.


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