Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Women2014-01-21 03:16
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common kidney disease for people, which can affect both men and women. However, because of the differences in physiological characteristics between men and women, so the symptoms of CKD for women may have some differences from men. But most of the CKD symptoms are similar for both men and women.
In the early stage of CKD, patients will not have some serious symptoms, but with the reduction of kidney function, patients will gradually experience some obvious symptoms. The common symptoms of chronic kidney disease for women include:
1. Swelling or edema
Swelling is a common symptom for CKD patients, which may easily occur in eyelids and ankles. With the reduction of kidney function, the kidneys cant work well, and the fluid will build up in blood, which will cause swelling. So if patients suffering from swelling for a long time and cant find the reason, they need to go to the hospital to have a detailed test.
2. Foamy urine or bubbly urine
This is also a common symptom for CKD patients, because of the damaged glomerular filtration. Then the protein will be leaked out from the glomeruli into urine, and patients will see bubbles or foams in urine which will last for a long time without disappear.
3. Irregular period
As we know, kidneys have function of filtering blood, meanwhile, they can also secret some kinds of necessary hormones for people. When the kidneys get damaged, the secretion of hormones will be disordered, which will lead to the irregular period of menstruation. For some serious cases, it will cause the women difficult to get pregnant.
Hematuria, which is also called blood urine, is mainly cause by the leakage out of blood cells in urine, which is mainly caused by the damaged glomerular filtration.
5. High blood pressure
High blood pressure is mainly seen in women with CKD, which is caused by fluid and sodium retention, besides, the kidney damage will cause that the kidneys cant produce hormones normally, which will cause high blood pressure.
Above are the common symptoms of CKD in women, and with the progression of CKD, patients will also suffer from some serious complications, such as anemia, heart disease and brain disease. So women with CKD should pay attention to their symptoms and have effective treatments to slow down the progression of kidney failure.