10 Signs of Kidney Failure
There is not only Chronic Kidney Failure, but also Acute Kidney Failure. Many people can not detect the symptoms of kidney failure early so as to delay the best treatment time. In the follow, I will introduce you the 10 signs of kidney failure.
1. A sudden feeling of exhaustion
The first symptom of renal failure is fatigue, mainly due to anemia. Anemia makes the body not have enough blood cells, so the body will feel tired. And the main reason is renal failure, which makes the kidney no longer secrete erythropoietin so as not to trigger the bone marrow to produce red blood cells, thus causing fatigue.
2. Shortness of breath
Damage to the kidneys causes acidic waste products to accumulate in the body over time. In order to allow the body to breathe more fully, the lungs expel more carbon dioxide, which can lead to breathing difficulties and shortness of breath.
3. Skin itching
The main cause of itching is excessive phosphorus in the blood. Phosphorus is found in many foods, especially dairy products. A healthy kidney filters out most of the phosphorus, but when the kidney fails, too much phosphorus cannot be removed, leading to itchy skin.
4. Urine changes
Kidney failure can cause changes in the urinary system. Damage to the renal tubules can lead to frequent urination. This is just the beginning. More serious renal failure will cause proteinuria, hematuria and other symptoms.
When the kidneys fail, there is widespread swelling of the body, mostly in the hands, feet and face. In severe cases, fluid can concentrate in the lungs, causing congestive heart failure.
6. Palpitations or arrhythmias
Kidney failure prevents potassium from being properly removed from the body. High blood potassium is bad for the heart and can lead to arrhythmias and ventricular fibrillation, primarily palpitations. Kidney failure patients are advised to eat less potassium-rich fruits, such as bananas.
7. Dizziness and lack of concentration.
Urea is metabolic waste of human body. With kidney failure, it will accumulate in the human body, and even to the brain, so there will be dizziness, lack of concentration and some other symptoms. In severe case, it can cause uremia, leading to coma.
8. Metallic taste
Ammonia is produced by protein decompose. With kidney failure, the liver can not excrete ammonia, leading to high concentration of ammonia in the blood, which can make you have metallic taste, accompanied by poor appetite, weight loss and some other symptoms.
9. Nausea and vomiting
Kidney failure can cause nausea and vomiting. That is because the damaged kidneys can not remove toxins from the blood. High toxin concentration can cause a lot of symptoms.
10. Back pain or leg pain
The accumulated toxins in the blood may damage lower limb nerve, resulting in neuropathy, peripheral nerve dysfunction and so on. And then back pain and leg pain occur.
If you have the above 10 symptoms, you should pay attention and go to see doctors as early as possible. For more information on kidney failure, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.
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