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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.

Does Renal Failure Cause Confusion

2015-12-01 08:23

How does Kidney Failure cause confusion?Owing to body’s great tolerant ability, most patients are asymptomatic the the early stage of kidney disease, while if the illness conditions still progress, then, patients will suffer from more and more symptoms, among which mental confusion is one severe symptom that affect patient’s quality of life and aggravate kidney damage.

How does Kidney Failure cause confusion?

Renal failure is a medical term used to describe an illness condition in which kidneys fail to remove toxins. As a result, more and more toxins will build up in blood, and when toxins reach to a certain level, they will threaten our internal organs. The following conditions can lead to confusion.

1. Accumulation of toxins

In kidney failure stage, as the kidneys function gets worse, the toxins will continue to build up in the body and affect the brain, mental confusion can result.

2. Electrolyte disturbance

Serious electrolyte disturbance also can increase kidney failure patients’ risk for mental confusion, like high potassium level, high sodium level, high phosphorus level.

3. High blood pressure

Hypertension is a common symptom of kidney failure. And long-term high blood pressure causes cerebal vasospasm, and aggravate cerebral ischemia and cerebral anoxia and so on, which contributes to leading to mental confusion.

Other possible reasons like nervous damage, side effects of medications, hypoglycemia, etc may induce mental confusion. Therefore, to relieve the condition, it is important to take correct treatments based on the underlying causes.


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