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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.

Kidney Disease Symptoms When Dialysis Is Absolutely Necessary

2014-10-15 08:52

Kidney Disease Symptoms When Dialysis Is Absolutely NecessaryWhen patients develop into Kidney Failure with GFR less than 15ml/min, dialysis is needed. At this stage, namely End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), there are some symptoms that you should absolutely pay attention to.

Kidney Failure is not only attack the kidneys but also other systems and organs. Therefore, symptoms may be present in:

1. Urinary tract

Kidney is one of the part of urinary tract that also include urethra, bladder, ureters. When the kidneys are severely damages, you may experience some urinary changes, such as:

♦ Frequent and urgent urination with reduced amount, especially at night.

♦ Foamy urine (protein in the urine)

♦ Red, dark brown or cola-colored urine (blood in the urine)

♦ Urinary tract infection

2. Imbalance of fluid and electrolyte

As a result, swelling or edema occur. You may see your face, eye, hands, legs, feet and ankles become swollen. Sometimes, these swollen areas are painful.

3. Respiratory system

♦ Shortness of breath

♦ Deep and slow breath

♦ Ammonia breath or an ammonia or metal taste in the mouth

4. Cardiovascular system

♦ High blood pressure

♦ Anemia (fatigue, dizziness, lethargy)

♦ Abnormal heart rhyme

5. Digestive system

♦ Poor appetite

♦ Nausea

♦ Vomiting

♦ Diarrhea

♦ Gastrointestinal bleeding

6. Nervous system

♦ Weakness

♦ Memory loss

♦ Anxiety

♦ Sleep disorder

♦ Muscle pain

♦ Irritability

The above listed are parts of symptoms when dialysis is absolutely necessary. You should be scared, because it does not mean that you will experience all the symptoms. You may be bothered by one or several discomforts. Some of Kidney Failure patient may feel nothing abnormal but high creatinine and reduce kidney function during the test.

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