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The Top Five Renal Failure Symptoms in the Elderly Patients

2015-05-01 15:27

The Top Five Renal Failure Symptoms in the Elderly PatientsKnowing basic symptoms is helpful to prevent development of kidney failure. So patients may wonder what is the top seven renal failure symptoms in the elderly patients?

The kidneys are two organs located in your abdominal area, paying the role of cleansing your blood by eliminating wastes products and extra fluid, maintaining the balance of salt and minerals in your blood as well as resulting blood pressure. When the kidneys become damaged, waste products can build up in the body, causing a series of symptoms. The common symptoms are as following.

Protein or blood in urine

This may be discovered on a routine urinalysis which is done as part of an physical exam. In most types of kidney disease, but not all types of kidney disease, kidney damage can cause leakiness of the tiny glomerular filters. These leaks allow protein and red blood cells, which are kept in the blood steam normally, to spill into the urine.

Edema or swelling

This tends to happen in the feet. Lower legs and sometimes the face and hands. Swelling can be a sign of fluid buildup which can occur in several conditions. It often is the first sign of protein leakage from the kidneys.

High blood pressure

High blood pressure is the common sign of kidney disease, for patients who have high blood pressure for a number of years, it is difficult to control the medications.

Loss of appetite

In kidney failure, the toxic substances and extra fluid will get into all body systems in the body, including gastrointestinal tract system. They will be broken down into ammonia when it gets into intestinal tract system. And the ammonia will stimulate the gastrointestinal tract system, leading to poor appetite.


In normally, the kidneys are responsible to produce a hormone called erythropoietin, which are made to produce red blood cells. Without sufficient red blood cells being delivered to the kidneys and brain, patients are more likely to suffer from anemia.

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