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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.

Under Four Circumstances, Kidney Patients Run A High Risk of Death

2018-11-07 06:41

Under Four Circumstances, Kidney Patients Run A High Risk of DeathUnder what circumstances would kidney patients be in danger?

Many people may think of kidney failure or uremia. In fact, single kidney disease is not dangerous at all. As long as you protect your kidneys well, you can lead a normal life.

The pathogenesis of kidney disease is extremely complex, and its subsequent complications are really dangerous places.

1. Renal hypertension

For some people, they may have been with high blood pressure for a dozen years without any problems. But hypertension is silent killer, especially renal hypertension, which can shorten your lifespan without any symptoms, and make your kidney condition worse. With age, the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases increases, and even cause sudden death.

Therefore, for patients in the early stage of renal disease, Prevention should be done as soon as possible before blood pressure is significantly elevated. For patients who have had raised blood pressure, medication and diet should be combined to lower and stabilize blood pressure.

2. Hyperkalemia

Kidney filtration function is abnormal in patients with kidney failure so that the body cannot get rid of potassium, which will accumulate in the body, causing hyperkalemia.

Meanwhile, cardiac excitability and nerve conduction are inhibited. In severe case, it can cause cardiac arrest and respiratory arrest.

Hyperkalemia occurs frequently in patients with renal failure and uremia. At this stage, renal patients should limit potassium intake and avoid high-potassium foods.

3. Myocardial infarction

Kidney disease can cause a series of blood problems. Patients with serious condition should pay attention to the occurrence of heart problems, such as mypcardial infarction, and coronary heart disease. Dialysis patients should attach more importance on such problems and take preventatives as early as possible.

4. Heart failure

Heart failure is the most dangerous complication in patients with uremia and can directly lead to sudden death.

High blood pressure, anemia, electrolyte disturbance, dialysis fistula, accumulation of toxins and other factors can all cause heart failure.

Now you know the four conditions, which put your lives at risk. For more information on kidney failure treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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