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Pollutions And Renal Failure

2013-03-20 16:52

kidney failure pollutionsNorwards more and more people are diagnosed with kidney problems due to indoor environmental pollutions. Researches have found that heavy metals such as lead, mercury and some organic solvents such as formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, phenol can all cause serious kidney damages.

Some certain chemicals in indoor decoration materials can cause acute or chronic renal failure. If the person is allergic to these materials, he can have renal injuries within very short time.

For those that already have kidney problems, these pollutions can worsen their renal functions. Usually people will develop typical symptoms of kidney disease within weeks or even days after they have contacted these materials. Patients often have reduced urination, swelling, bubbles in urine, blood in urine, etc. Laboratory examinations can find that their serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, urine sugar, urine proteins, urine enzyme are all elevated which means that there is problems with their kidneys.

If patients have long term contact with low concentration of these toxic substances, they might develop nephritis syndrome or nephrotic syndrome or their kidney disease can be aggravated and they progress into renal failure.

Pollutions often cause acute renal damages and acute renal injuries. If it is detected and treated early, renal damages can be reversed and renal functions can be recovered. However if it is delayed or if the treatment is not effective, the illness conditions will continue to become worse or even turn into chronic renal failure.

Besides high blood pressure, diabetes and congenital factors, environment pollutions are another major factors that can damage kidney health. Therefore it is very important to avoid these toxins and pollutions for the sake of kidney health.

For those that have already had kidney problems or those that are at high risk to develop kidney diseases, it is especially important to avoid eating polluted foods, water. Have more fresh, clean and organic foods such as home-cooked meals.

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