Top 6 Symptoms of Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure2013-09-27 17:28
Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure is a condition in which kidneys are functioning 15%-29%. With severe kidney damage, patients are more likely to experience some symptoms and discomforts. Well management of these symptoms is able to slow down the progress of kidney failure to some extent.
The most common symptoms in Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure include:
Top 1: fatigue and tiredness all the time
Our kidneys are great organs that help eliminate waste products and toxins from the body and secrete EPO to tell the body to produce red blood cells. In stage 4 kidney failure, more than 70% of kidney functioning cells and tissues are damaged, and then build up of toxins and lack of EPO makes patients suffer from anemia and fatigue easily.
Top 2: high blood pressure
High blood pressure is associated with kidney disease closely. As said by kidney doctors, high blood pressure is one complication of kidney failure. In turn, hypertension can accelerate the progression of kidney failure.
Top 3: urination changes
Your urine will be foamy if there is protein in your urine and the color of urine may become red, brown or tea colored when there is blood in it. Besides, you may have less or more urination than before, or you may have frequent urination at night.
Top 4: swelling or edema
When kidneys can’t maintain fluid and sodium balance, fluid and sodium will retain in the tissue space especially in face, ankles, legs, hands or abdomen. If left alone, swelling may cause shortness of breath, lung edema, and so on.
Top 5: Nausea and vomiting
Electrolyte imbalance, deposits of uremic toxins, cerebral diseases due to renal hypertension and acidosis may lead to nausea and vomiting.
Top 6: Muscle cramps
Low calcium level, cold exposure, heavy loss of potassium, etc, all can result in muscle cramps. If you have this symptom, pay attention to these disorders.
In Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure, patients are more likely to have many other symptoms. If left uncontrolled, any symptom may worsen patients’ illness condition. If you are suffering from one or more symptom the above mentioned, tell the online doctor so that he can help you find a good management method.