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What Are Symptoms Of Nephritis

2015-01-29 10:07

What Are Symptoms Of NephritisNephritis is a common kidney disease. Nephritis is more likely in teenagers and men. Well, what are symptoms of nephritis?

The symptoms of nephritis include the following:

1. back pain

Patients with mild nephritis can experience waist weakness and no strength. While patients with serious nephritis may experience back pain and the pain will be worsened after tiredness.

2. swelling

Most patients have different degrees of swelling. In mild case, swelling is in face, eyes and tissue spaces. In severe case, swelling can spread to the whole body and patients can experience pulmonary edema and ascites.

3. abnormal urine changes

Chronic nephritis patients will surely experience abnormal urine changes. Urine change has close relation with the degree of swelling and kidney function. Oliguria and anuria can lead to water-sodium retention. In clinical, swelling will occur. The amount of protein in urine is different. Some people will have 1-3g/d protein in urine, while others can also suffer from massive proteinuria which is more than 3.5g/d. There are granular casts and hyaline cast in urinary sediment along with blood in urine from mild to moderate and sometimes gross hematuria.

4. anemia

Chronic nephritis patients are more likely to suffer from anemia from mild to moderate. Anemia is related to the less erythropoietin. End stage nephritis may cause severe anemia.

5. high blood pressure

Almost all patients will have high blood pressure and blood pressure will rise persistently and intermittently. Patients with high blood pressure will have dizziness, headache, insomnia an poor memory. Persistent elevation of blood pressure not only speeds up the deterioration but also damage myocardium.

6. kidney dysfunction

Kidney damage in chronic nephritis is declined glomerular filtration rate (GFR), low creatinine clearance rate and azotemia as well as other symptoms of kidney insufficiency.

The above is the introduction of nephritis symptoms. If you have any doubt, you can consult our renal expert or leave a message below. We are glad to help you.

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