Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a common disease. Both men and women are at high risk of developing the disease. In fact, the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) symptoms in women and men are roughly the same. However, for women’s physiological characteristics, they also present some different symptoms from men. The common symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in women are as follows:
1. Abnormal menstruation
With the progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), the women may
experience significant changes in their menstrual cycle or stop menstruating all
together. It can affect their sexual function and fertility leading them
2. Urinary tract infection
Urinary tract infection is more common in women than men. If uncontrolled, it
can accelerate the disease progression. Besides the antibiotics treatment, the
women should pay more care to their personal hygiene and keep pubes clean.
Edema is an early symptom of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). At first, it
appears around eyelids and faces in the morning. In severe case, the women may
experience ascetic fluid. It can burden their renal and heart function
Approximately one third of the women with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) will
have hypertension along with a series of complications like headache, poor
sleep, hypomnesia and so on. In return, hypertension can accelerate the disease
progression. Therefore, it is very important for the women to keep their blood
pressure within control.
5. Abnormal urine
As the renal function declines, the kidneys can not discharge the fluid from
body normally. Hence, the urine output declines. Moreover, the glomerular
filtration membrane is impaired so it can not prevent the protein and some red
blood cells from leaking into urine. Therefore, the urine will become red or
peak colored as well appear foamy.
If you or your loved one has one or several symptoms above, you had better go
for further exams to find if you have kidney damage at the first time.