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What Are Symptoms For Renal Dysfunction

2015-04-24 02:52

What Are Symptoms For Renal DysfunctionKidney dysfunction is a condition in which the kidneys cannot perform their normal functions. When this presents, it causes a myriad of symptoms. If unchecked, it can cause serious problems or even death. Well, what are symptoms for renal dysfunction?

Symptom 1:

Changes in urination

Kidneys are responsible for making urine, so when kidneys are not working properly, the urine may change. You may have frequent urination at night. Urine may be foamy or bubbly. You may urinate more often, or in greater amounts than usual, with pale urine. You may urinate less often, or in small amounts than usual with dark colored urine. There may be blood in your urine. You may have difficulty in urination.

Symptom 2:


Unhealthy kidneys cannot remove enough fluid so fluid builds up in your body, causing swelling in the legs, ankles, feet, face and hands.

Symptom 3:

Itchy skin

When kidneys fail, the build-up of waste products in your blood can cause severe itching.

Symptom 4:


Healthy kidneys make a hormone called erythropoietin that tells your body to make oxygen-carrying red blood cells. When the kidneys fail, they make less erythropoietin. With fewer red blood cells to carry, your muscles and brain become tired very quickly. This condition is called anemia. Patients with anemia will have fatigue, weakness, tiredness and dizziness, etc.

Symptom 5

Nausea and vomiting

The build-up of wastes in the blood can cause nausea and vomiting. Poor appetite can cause weight loss.

Symptom 6:

Shortness of breath

Extra fluid in the body can build up in the lungs, which can cause shortness of breath. What’s more, anemia can cause your body anoxia, leading to shortness of breath.

Due to limited space, we cannot list all symptoms of kidney dysfunction you may have. If you want to know more information of kidney disease, you can consult our online doctor or leave a message below.

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