Symptoms of Kidney Failure in Women2013-10-01 15:06
Kidney failure, which also can be called renal failure, not only attacks male, but also attacks female. Well then, for women, what symptoms they may experience when they are affected by kidney failure? Here we will introduce the most common discomforts or symptoms of kidney failure in women. If you find you are suffering from these symptoms, please be alert about your kidney and go do hospital as soon as possible for accurate diagnosis.
Symptoms of kidney failure in women include:
1. Foamy urine
Foamy urine is the manifestation of proteinuria which refers to the presence of excess protein in urine. For women with kidney failure, the more foams in urine, the more serious the illness is. A tight control of foamy urine helps to slow down illness progress.(Leave message to email@example.com to get information about how to reduce protein in urine)
2. Swelling or edema
Women with kidney failure may also experience swelling or edema which is usually resulted from retention of sodium and water in the body. In most of the cases of kidney failure, swelling firstly occurs in eyelid, face and hands. With the progression of illness, swelling may finally spread to the whole body.
Tiredness is another symptom of kidney failure in women. It is usually associated with renal anemia which is caused when large amounts of red blood cells are lost from urine. Red blood cell is responsible for transport oxygen through bloodstream, so when account of red blood cell is decreased seriously, patients become tired easily.
4. Decreased urine output
Kidney discharges waste products through urine, so when women are affected by kidney failure, they may find they urinate less than before.
5. Cessation of menstruation
In some cases of kidney failure, women may find there is cessation of their menstruation.
6. High blood pressure
High blood pressure is not visible. What is more, it causes no discomforts, so it is ignored easily. For women with kidney failure, if high blood pressure is uncontrolled, this symptom will in turn worsen kidney condition. Therefore, measuring blood pressure regular is very important and once blood pressure is elevated, antihypertensive drugs like ACE inhibitors and ARBs should be given to control it.
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