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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

What If Your Kidney Does Not Work Adequately

2014-12-08 07:32

What If Your Kidney Does Not Work AdequatelyKidney is one of the most important organ of our body. But how important? You may not have a clear idea, but you should be concerned if you are diagnosed with kidney disease. What if your kidney does not work adequately?

Here is a general understanding of signs or symptoms of failed kidney function. Any other questions, please consult our doctors online or email to us at

Symptoms of failed kidney function

● Reduced urine output

The blood passes though the kidneys. Uric acid, urea, water, inorganic salt, and glucose are filtered out into renal capsules, forming initial urine. Next, the above substances are reabsorbed by renal tubules. The rest fluid is urine.

If you kidney does not work, you may urinate abnormally. The fluid that cannot be excreted by kidneys can build up in many parts, leading to swollen face, hands, legs or ankles, pleural effusion. This makes you gain a lot of weight.

● High blood pressure

Wastes accumulation such as creatinine and urea nitrogen or high blood sugar level can damage the blood vessels, causing blood clots. This will reduce the blood volume through the kidneys. As a result, blood pressure increases.

● Polluted blood

The most important kidney function is filtering wastes and toxins in the blood. When the kidneys cannot work adequately, these useless and harmful substances will accumulate inside the body, polluting your blood stream. Just imagine how dirty the gutter!

● Anemia

Damaged kidneys cannot excrete EPO (erythropoietin) adequately, thus red blood cells cannot be produced effectively. That will lead to a common symptom of kidney disease, namely, Anemia.

Causes of lose of kidney function

You indulge yourself into eating fried chickens, hot pot, barbecue, etc. Many metabolic wastes are produced and make your kidneys work more to clear the body room.

In addition, work overtime, playing online game, killing time in a bar, follow a TV series, etc, all the willful activities makes your kidneys burdened.

Therefore, you should treat kidneys as your friends. Take care of them, protect them and enhance them! For that purpose, you can email to us at or leave a message below.

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