Kidney failure can occur suddenly or develop over months or even years. Here are some signs that kidney failure can cause. Knowing the common and typical signs of kidney failure can help arouse enough attention so as to have an early diagnosis and timely treatment and prevent the happening of end stage renal failure and the final fate of dialysis and kidney transplant.
1. General ill feelings---nausea, vomiting, poor sleep quality, loss of appetite, skin itching, fatigue, lack of energy. These ill feelings are due to continuous accumulation of metabolic wastes and toxins in the body due to declined renal filtration function.
2. Edema---swelling in the feet, hands, ankles, around the eyes, etc. Other signs are reduced urine volume, frequent urination especially during nights, shortness of breath, chest tightness, congestive heart failure, etc.
3. Anemia---renal functions are severely damaged in renal failure patients and the impaired kidneys can not secrete enough erythropoietin and there will be low red blood cell count. Anemia can cause patients to feel tired, cold and lack of energy.
4. Other signs that kidney failure patients may experience include hematuria (tea-colored or red urine), high blood pressure, foams in urine, diarrhea, extreme thirsty, sleep uneasiness or sleepiness, sexual decline.
At last I want to remind patients that signs and symptoms of kidney failure may develop slowly over time especially in case of chronic kidney disease. Therefore enough attention should be paid to some early signs of renal failure such as swelling, headache, dizziness, hypertension, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, frequent urination, reduced urine output or any changes in urination, etc. A simple urine test and blood test can help make a preliminary diagnosis, therefore routine physical examination is very important.
Chronic kidney failure patients should completely avoid smoking and drinking. Alcohol and tobacco have great harms to renal vascular and renal parenchymal tissues. The more you drink or smoke, the more harms it will cause to worsen renal renal atherosclerosis and glomerular sclerosis. Therefore alcohol and tobacco should be strictly avoided weather your kidney functions are still normal or it has been damaged and you have developed high creatinine.
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