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Leg Swelling in Diabetes & Stage 4 Kidney Disease

2014-03-03 05:37

Leg swelling is very common in diabetes. In some cases, it can be very painful. This sign appears more frequently in diabetics who have kidney problem. What is the cause of leg swelling in diabetes and stage 4 kidney disease? How to mange it?

What can lead to leg swelling in diabetes and stage 4 kidney disease?

Several causes can contribute to leg swelling in this condition. These will be introduced in the below content.

1. Peripheral edema is the main reason of leg swelling in diabetes. Fluid collects in the feet, ankles and leg, thus leading to leg swelling.

2. Stage 4 kidney disease in diabetes is a significant cause of leg swelling. As the diseased kidneys fail to remove the extra fluid from body, it can cause fluid buildup in body. Diabetic kidney disease also can cause numbness in legs and feet.

3. The patients with diabetes and stage 4 kidney disease have very weak immunity. This can make them tend to developing infection. Leg swelling could be a sign of an infection in the legs.

4. Some medicines also can contribute to leg swelling in diabetes and stage 4 kidney disease like Thiazolidinediones for type 2 diabetes. If the swelling is due to the drugs, your doctor may help you change the prescribed medicines.

The above the common causes of leg swelling in stage 4 kidney disease and diabetes. To control this condition, the patients should have treatments to control diabetes and reverse kidney damage. However, the conventional treatments only can relieve high blood glucose and the associated conditions. To control this condition fundamentally, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy will be the recommended treatments. This therapy can control diabetes by improving the function of the pancreatic function and reverse kidney impairment. In this way, the leg swelling in diabetes and stage 4 kidney disease will be controlled effectively.

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