Headache is usually the early signal of Kidney Disease. However, sometimes many people often neglect the symptom thus missing the best therapeutic opportunity.
Case: Li Hua is 20 years old and works in a garage. In usual days, he works
very hard. However, recently he always had dizziness and his face turned pale as
well as had edema in his lower limbs. He went to a hospital for inspection. The
test results show: high blood pressure (160/100 mmHg), heart rate (96 times/
minute), Proteinuria: +++, specific gravity (1.012), red blood cells count: (3.2
million), hemoglobin (90 grams/L). He was diagnosed with Chronic Nephritis and
asked him to be hospitalized at once.
From the above case, it can be seen that we should not neglect headache, even
if it is mild for it may be an early symptom of Kidney Disease.
Chronic and Acute Nephritis, Uremia and all Renal Insufficiency due to
various kinds of causes can lead to headache. In Kidney Disease, headache is
caused by the following factors:
1. Renal hypertension:
For the patients with Kidney Disease, their kidneys are damaged gradually and
their normal nephrone is injured extensively. As a result, their kidneys will
secrete more renin thus leading to high blood pressure.
Once the kidneys are damaged, they can not produce enough hemopoietin so the
red blood cells will decline gradually. Moreover, uremic toxins pollute their
internal environment. Consequently, the life expectancy of red blood cells and
platelet shorten greatly. Therefore, the patients will have anemia and further
lead to anemic headache.
With the decline in renal function, a large amount of protein will leak into
urine. Hence, their immunity will decline. Moreover, their urine output declines
so the uremic toxins will build up in body, which can the systemic blood vessels
and tissues metabolic disturbance and acidosis. This is also an important cause
of headache for the patients with Kidney Disease.
In the above case, Li Hua's blood pressure rises obviously, has serious
anemia and other abnormal symptoms. These show his Kidney Disease has developed
middle-late period. However, when he just had headache, he did not pay attention
to it so missed the best therapeutic opportunity. Therefore, all of us should
learn a lesson from Li Hua's experience and receive treatment as early as
possible when they have abnormal symptoms. If you want to know more early
symptoms of Kidney Disease and how to find if you have Kidney Disease in the
first time, you can consult us on line or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.