How to Treat Uremia
Uremia is a kind of poisoning that occurs in internal organs when there is an excess of urea in the blood. This accumulation is due to the kidneys not working properly, reason why the urea is not removed and starts to accumulate. Although this is the most common cause it is not the only one, as the condition can also be caused by other diseases such as nephritis or injury or breakage of the ureters or bladder.
If you have been diagnosed with this disease it is essential that you follow your doctor's instructions. As a complement to a pharmacological treatment, you can take other natural measures that will help speed up the healing process. Keep reading this OneHowTo article and discover how to treat uremia.
Among the common symptoms of uremia are low, albumen and thick urine. Patients with this disease let off a strong and unpleasant odor due to the high content of urea. We can also find sudden headaches, severe vomiting, stunning, seizures, nausea, dizziness and high fever.
Patients with uraemia often require dialysis or hemodialysis treatment in order to filter blood and remove waste that can not be expelled through the kidneys because of their failure.
One of the most important factors is also diet so, in order to treat uremia effectively, you must follow all recommendations of your doctor. As your health improves, you should slowly incorporate fruit juices to your treatment , soups, vegetables and vegetable purées, all fat-free, until finally you get to follow a lacto-vegetarian diet. Of course, with the prohibition of eating strong cheeses, eggs and pulses.
For the patient to sweat and gradually remove the excess urea it is possible to put hot water bottles in bed and take hot chamomile or oak infusions. The recommended daily dose of infusions is two cups, one before the main meal and the other at bedtime.
The infusion of oak can be made by placing a litre of boiling water in 40 grams of cut bark or tender branches and leaving to stand for 15 minutes. Then you must store it in a bottle or jar that is airtight.
A recommended remedy to treat uremia is to take a daily steam bath of 15 minutes duration to cause perspiration and the consequent removal of urea and other toxins. Another very effective option is to alternate these baths with others that are hot and cold.
Remember that diet is very important for treating uremia, so you should limit foods that contain a high percentage of sodium such as salt. It is also essential that you follow the treatment prescribed by the doctor and consult to ensure you can take the above remedies.
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- If the patient has hypertension the vital bathing will have to be tepid rather than cold.
- If you are pregnant and have uremia, you should be diagnosed as soon as possible and should follow a special treatment.