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End-Stage Kidney Disease: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

2013-06-08 11:03

What can be the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of End-Stage Kidney Disease? End stage kidney disease refers to the worst consequence of both chronic kidney disorder and acute kidney problem. It is extremely life-threatening, so having an overall understanding about it will be very helpful for an effective prevention.

Causes: End stage kidney disease is the end result of kidney problem, so any kinds of kidney problem or illness that may cause damage on kidney can be regarded as a cause of it. In reality, kidney problems that progresses to end stage kidney disease easily include Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nephritis, Focal Segmental Glomerulous Sclerosis, IgA Nephropathy, Kidney Cyst and Kidney Stone and so on. Other illnesses that can cause end stage kidney disease include Diabetes, Hypertension, Lupus, Purpura and so on.

Most of the kidney problems except for Polycystic Kidney Disease are not genetic, but clinical statistics reveal people with family members suffering from kidney disease are more likely to develop kidney problem.

Symptoms: End stage kidney disease can involve all the body systems, so patients are running a high risk for various symptoms like respiratory problems (shortness of breath, deed breath and breath with difficulty), digestive problems (Poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal bleeding, diarrhea and constipation), skin problems(dry skin, darken skin and itching skin), urine changes (bubbly urine, blood urine, urine with strong smell, frequent urination at night, decreased urine output and anuria), bone problems (bone pain, bone fracture and osteoporosis), fatigue, fluid retention, mental confusion, headache, memory loss, insomnia, elevated blood pressure, in attention, muscle cramp and irregular heartbeat and so on.

Diagnosis: Symptoms helps to diagnose end stage kidney disease, but a definitive diagnosis is always based on medical tests. For one who is suspect to have kidney problem, routine blood test, routine urine test and some other tests are usually needed. Here are detailed information about tests for diagnosing kidney disease. Hope it is helpful for you:

Treatment: Treatment for end stage kidney disease contain many aspects like tight control of symptoms, adjustment of diet, protection of residual kidney function and repairing of injured kidney tissues. Aside from these, if kidneys have failed completely, dialysis or kidney transplant will be needed.

Dialysis and kidney transplant as of now are the most commonly used medical methods for end stage kidney disease patients. However, as a matter of fact, they are not the only two treatment options for these who still have a certain kidney function. Here is a video about how a end stage kidney disease patient get off dialysis with comprehensive treatment: . Hope it can help you learn more about alternative treatment options for end stage kidney disease. Besides, if you are interested in treatment methos mentioned in the video, you can leave us message to to get detailed information. Also, anything unclear bout causes, symptoms, diagnosis or treatment for end stage kidney disease, please feel free to consult our consultant online. 

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