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What Are the Common Symptoms of Hypertensive Nephropathy

2014-06-08 09:50

Hypertensive Nephropathy is a common complication of kidney disease. At the early stage of hypertensive nephropathy, there is no obvious symptom. A small amount of albumin in the urine may be the first sign of disease. Over time, symptoms will be more distinct. Hypertensive nephropathy may include the following symptoms:

Foamy urine

As hypertensive nephropathy progresses, more kidney damage will occur. More proteins flow through glomeruli and end up in urine. Foamy urine is caused by the excess protein in the urine.


Most hypertensive nephropathy patients suffer from edema. Swelling firstly occurs in the legs and feet and eye lids and spread to the whole body. It is usually caused by the leakage of protein in blood and excessive fluid in the body.

High blood pressure

High blood pressure can lead to hypertensive nephropathy. In return, diabetes kidney disease can increase the blood pressure level.

High cholesterol level

The leakage of protein in blood will cause high cholesterol. This can then increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and blood vessel diseases.

Weight loss

Many hypertensive nephropathy patients suffer from weight loss and malnutrition. If the patients have proteinuria, they have to limit the amount of protein in diet. Malnutrition and weight loss will be caused in this condition.

Poor appetite

Poor appetite is mainly due to high level of uremic toxins in body. Healthy kidneys can filter out urea nitrogen from body. However, once the kidneys are damaged, high level of urea nitrogen will build up in body. The urea nitrogen will be decomposed into ammonia in gastrointestinal tract, thus leading to gastrointestinal problems like poor appetite, nausea and vomiting.

The above are the symptoms of hypertensive nephropathy. If you or your beloved one have been diagnosed with hypertensive nephropathy unluckily and are suffering from the above symptoms, feel free to contact us by emailing to or leaving a message below, we will reply to you as soon as possible. Good luck!

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