Swelling In The Legs In Patients With Leaky Kidneys?
May I ask a question. R nI have swollen legs. R nThe results of protein dianosis are high in urine. Some experts said his kidney was leaking. What should I do to solve this problem. R nThank you …
Hello Oto, Thank you for the question.
Have you and your wife consulted your wife's doctor again? Do you know the doctor's diagnosis? The treatment for your wife's condition depends on her medical condition / doctor's diagnosis.
Swollen feet can be caused by:
kidney failure / impaired kidney function
lack of protein in the body (hypoalbuminemia)
deep vein thrombosis
The kidneys function to absorb blood to remove waste products from the body. Normally portein cannot be found in the urine because the protein is filtered in the kidneys and reabsorbed by the body. If there is interference with the kidneys / leakage, the protein fails to filter and can be excreted with urine. The causes of kidney damage can vary, for example diabetes, hypertension, nephrotic syndrome, urinary tract infections, side effects of drugs, or autoimmune diseases. To treat your wife's condition, further tests are needed to find the cause, such as blood tests, ultrasound, or CT scans. After knowing the cause, the doctor will determine the next treatment for your wife. Therefore, the best step at this time is to consult with an internal medicine specialist who treats your wife. The doctor will perform other tests to determine the next diagnosis and treatment.
Advise your wife to raise the swollen leg higher, especially when sleeping, placing a pillow under the swollen leg. Perform ankle movements to help reduce swelling.
Hope this information is helpful.