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The Relationship Between Thyroid and Chronic Kidney Disease

2015-03-02 16:47

The Relationship Between Thyroid and Chronic Kidney DiseaseChronic Kidney Disease patients may touch the word “ thyroid ” when they get the kidney function tests or listen to the analysis of their disease of their doctors. Then what is the relationship between thyroid and Chronic Kidney Disease?

On the one hand, the interaction between kidneys and thyroid functions is vital to the balance of water and electrolytes, on the other hand, our kidneys take part in the metabolism and elimination of thyroid hormones (TH). Related statistics showed that those who develop CKD may be at a high risk of thyroid problem, such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism which also influence the development of kidney disease and complications.

The Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) affects greatly with the thyroid, including secretion, metabolism and excretion etc. according to the lab test results, patients with Chronic Renal Failure obtain pale face, dry skin, swelling, chilly, weakness, hypersomnia, constipation, reduced tendon reflex and time of reflection interval prolonged etc. all those are associated with hypothyroidism. Many experts are believed that this is a kind of spontaneous normal protective reaction from human body and aims at slowing the progression of Chronic Renal Failure.

Making an example: with the kidney function decline, Chronic Kidney Disease patients would suffer the high blood phosphorus and low calcium condition. At this time, the hyperthyroidism can help separate calcium out of bones to support the blood calcium. However, the lose of bone calcium can cause bone disease.

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