Renal failure belongs to stage 3 and 4 of Chronic Kidney Disease, in which stage the GFR is between 15% and 59%, according to the national standard of classification of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Renal failure is commonly caused by early nephritis, renal cyst, and infection, long-term high blood pressure namely
As Kidney Failure progresses, symptoms as below may occur due to gradual loss
of kidney function.
Healthy kidneys can function to get rid of extra fluid, so you may notice the
buildup of fluid with Kidney Failure. It often happens in the legs at first. The
swelling can also lead to weight gain which can be difficult to eliminate with
Anemia is a common problem caused by Kidney Failure. The most common cause is
not having enough of a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). Healthy kidneys make
EPO which tells the bone morrow to make red blood cells. When the kidneys are
not working well, they can not make enough EPO, and then the bone marrow will
not make enough red blood cells. This lead to anemia. Patients may appear
tiredness, weakness, being short of breath, dizziness, etc.
Besides, patients with Kidney Failure can start to feel weak and confused.
The appetite may decline and patient may begin to lose weight. Sometimes, people
notice a metallic taste in their mouth, while other can feel very nauseous and
start vomiting. Usually, these symptoms don′t start until you are nearly to lose
all the kidney function and have to receive renal replacement treatments
(dialysis or a kidney transplant).
Kidney Disease is chronic which needs long-term treatment process and
patience, so patients should not expect renal failure being treated well in
short time like cold. We should hold the continuous confidence and positive
attitude to disease. As long as we don′t lose ourselves, it is possible to
regain colorful life as others. Let us struggle together against the common
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