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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 Happens When Kidneys Begin to Lose More Function

2014-05-31 01:09

What Happens When Kidneys Begin to Lose More FunctionKidneys are the industrious plumbers, who remove the toxins and metabolism from the body. Once the kidneys break down, they will affect the normal work of the whole body. What happens when kidneys begin to lose more function?

When kidneys are weak, there will appear some complex symptoms. Except for some common symptoms of urinary system such as blood urine, urgent urine, frequent urine and odynuria, other severe complications will occur and pose a great influence on the patients’ life.

1. Swelling

Kidneys are the main organ excreting water. If kidneys are weak, the excess water will accumulate in the human body and causing swelling or edema in face, legs and feet. With the worsening of illness, swelling can develop into generalized edema and even appear hydrothorax.

2. Poor appetite

When the kidneys have some problems, creatinine and toxins will accumulate in the body and stimulate the gastrointestinal tract. And then, patients will suffer from lack of appetite, bad taste in mouth, vomiting, sickness, diarrhea and hemorrhage of digestive tract.

3. Skin itch

When kidneys are insufficient, due to the accumulation of toxins can’t be discharged timely, causing the accumulation of urea frost and calcium salt in blood and organ. Patients often endure skin itch and skin.

4. Anemia

Kidneys damage can lead to reduction of erythropoietin secretion. At the same time, with the decline of red blood cells, patients with damage of kidneys will suffer from anemia.

5. Back pain

Most of patients will feel back pain or kidney pain due to the enlargement of kidneys.

6. High blood pressure

It is the common complications in renal disease. Meantime, patients are likely to endure the serious damage of renal function.

All in all, when kidneys begin to lose more function, lots of the complications will feel more discomforts and pains due to the damaged kidneys. Patients need to pat more attention to these symptoms and prevent worsening illness condition.

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