How to Lose Weight When Having Chronic Kidney Disease
1. To reduce water retention in body
Due to declined renal function or massive protein leakage, kidney patients are prone to swelling or edema, which can make your weight gain. In such a case, you need to reduce water retention. The commonly used treatment is diuretics or water pills.
2. To change steroids or immunosuppressants into natural remedies
Steroids or immunosuppressants are often used in kidney disease treatment. They can increase your appetite and worsen water retention so as to increase your weight. Generally speaking, after stopping them for a period of time, their side effects will disappear. But they can not be stopped suddenly, because it may trigger the relapse of disease. In such a case, you can try systemic Chinese Medicine Treatment to counteract the side effects of those western medicine. Chinese medicine can also eliminate waste products and extra fluid from body via urine, sweat and bowel movement. Besides, it can dilate blood vessels and remove stasis to improve blood circulation and increase blood flow into kidneys so that enough essential elements such as oxygen, nutrients and active ingredients of medicine can be transported into nidus to speed up kidney recovery.
3. To have diet restriction and do regular exercises
To lose weight, you should restrict your diet. Since you have kidney disease, you should follow a renal-friendly diet, namely low salt and low protein diet. In some cases, potassium and phosphorus should be limited as well. As to the amount of food, you should talk with a dietitian, who can make a reasonable diet plan according to your medical condition. To do exercises regularly is also helpful to lose weight. Jogging, walking, yoga, tai chi and other gentle exercises are recommended. Do not make yourself too tired, because it is not good for your recovery.
How to lose weight when having CKD? First of all, you should reduce waste retention, then change treatment into natural remedies, and finally control your weight from diet and exercises. If you still have any questions on CKD, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.
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