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Treatment for Hyperlipidemia in CRF

2013-12-12 13:33

Hyperlipidemia, which always appears as a complication of CRF (Chronic Renal Failure), is the leading cause of atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease and pancreatitis. Also, it increases kidney failure patients’ risk for cardiovascular disease which is the major cause of death among these patients. Therefore, bringing hyperlipidemia into control as early as possible is very beneficial. Well, what is the treatment for hyperlipidemia in CRF?

In cases of Chronic Renal Failure, hyperlipidemia usually results from abnormalities of lipid metabolism and it is particularly common among Nephrotic Syndrome patients. To have a tight control of this condition, some medicines like statins can be used. Statins show good treatment effects in treating hyperlipidemia and it is the most commonly used medicine for CRF patients. However, although it is helpful, the usage of it should be very careful, especially when it is used by patients whose serum creatinine level is more than 3mg/dL.

Besides, apart from medications, a reasonable diet also plays an important part in the tight control of hyperlipidemia caused by CRF. Usually, to receive satisfactory treatment effects, Chronic Renal Failure patients need to stay far away from high salt foods and greasy foods and fatty foods. Try to eat some whole-grain foods and do more physical exercise in daily life under doctor’s direction. These also contribute to the tight control of high hyperlipidemia.

A well protection of residual kidney function is also necessary. Disorder of lipid metabolism is the major cause of hyperlipidemia in Chronic Renal Failure and this condition is usually associated with serious leakage of protein in urine. In cases of CRF, protein is released into urine due to damaged glomerular filtration membrane and disorder of renal tubule. Therefore, protecting residual kidney function is also an important part in treating hyperlipidemia caused by CRF.

In medicine, hyperlipidemia caused by CRF is treated differently and it always depends on the severity of it and also how well the kidney functions now. The above several aspects are necessary for patient whose hyperlipidemia is relatively seriously. If there are anything unclear about this article or you want to know more details, you can leave message to You will surely get reply within 24 hours.

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