With These 6 Symptoms, You Should Go to See Your Doctor Immediately
When kidney patients are affected by unfavorable factors such as urinary protein, nephrotoxic substances, vascular and visceral lesions, kidney disease will be aggravated, and in serious cases renal failure can be caused.
Today, we will introduce the critical situation that kidney patients may encounter. If you encounter the following symptoms, you should see a doctor in time.
1. Edema becomes worse.
There are two reasons for the aggravation of edema in kidney patients: one is the increase of urinary protein, which often occurs in patients with Nephrotic Syndrome (including Membranous Nephropathy and Minimal Change Disease), Lupus Nephritis and Diabetic Nephropathy; the other is the aggravation of kidney inflammatory cell infiltration and retention of water and sodium, which often occurs in patients with chronic nephritis and acute glomerulonephritis.
2. Urine volume reduces.
Urine volume reduction is more common in patients with aggravated Nephrotic Syndrome and acute Kidney Failure, but also in patients with acute glomerulonephritis. It can be improved by timely treatment.
In some rare cases, it presents in patients with crescent nephritis or rapidly progressive nephritis. This disease is difficult to treat. Because there is often no external inducement, we should have checkups carefully and make the diagnosis.
3. Blood pressure rises suddenly.
Sudden elevation of blood pressure is a sign of deterioration of kidney disease. Especially when high pressure (systolic pressure) exceeds 200 mmHg and/or low pressure (diastolic pressure) exceeds 130 mmHg, it is very easy to induce acute renal failure. Kidney patients are advised to use electronic sphygmomanometer to measure blood pressure at home once a day.
4. Infection symptoms
Including sore throat, runny nose and other cold symptoms, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and other symptoms of digestive tract infection, as well as urinary tract infection symptoms such as frequent urination and urgent urination.
Ordinary viral colds have fever in more than 24-48 hours. If fever lasts for more than 48 hours, it is likely to be accompanied by more serious infections, so it is necessary to seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
5. Headache, chest pain, low back pain or lower extremity pain caused by thrombosis.
Thrombosis or embolism is the most serious complication of Nephrotic Syndrome.
Lower extremity venous thrombosis can cause lower extremity pain and asymmetric edema of both lower extremities; Renal venous thrombosis can cause low back pain; the most dangerous is pulmonary embolism and cerebral embolism, which can cause headache, dizziness, chest pain and chest tightness and other symptoms so as to threaten your life.
6. Shortness of breath and inability to lie on one's back due to cardiac insufficiency
For patients with years of diabetes mellitus, hypertension or advanced chronic renal failure (including uremia) for many years, if shortness of breath occurs after mild activity or even during rest, and you can not lie on your back, it suggests that patients have cardiac insufficiency, and they need to go to the hospital immediately.
Do you have the above 6 symptoms? If you have any of them, you should go to see doctors as early as possible. For more information on CKD, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.
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