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What Are Symptoms Of Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease

2014-02-22 14:13

What Are Symptoms Of Stage 3 Chronic Kidney DiseaseChronic kidney disease(CKD) is a progressive kidney disease. In stage 1 to 2, a person with CKD usually have no obvious symptoms. However, a person with stage 3 chronic kidney disease is more likely to develop complications of kidney disease. Then what are the symptoms of stage 3 CKD?

Symptoms may begin to become present in stage 3. And in the following article I will analyze them respectively to you.

1. Swelling or edema

In stage 3, the kidneys lose the ability to control how much fluid stay in the body, easily causing fluid/water retention. A person may notice swelling or edema in their lower legs, hands or face around the eyes. As too much fluid stays in the body, pulmonary edema may occur, which is more life-threatening.

2. Fatigue

Kidneys are important organs for secreting enough erythropoietin(EPO) which is responsible for producing enough red blood cells for your body need. If kidneys are damaged, this function is certainly affected and insufficient red blood cells are produced. In this case, your body will lack of blood, called anemia. Fatigue is a common symptom of anemia.

3. Urine changes

The damaged kidneys may affect surrounding organs. Therefore, when the glomeruli is affected, much protein will leak into urine. Urine may be foamy or bubbly if there is protei in it, or dark orange, brown, tea colored or red if there is blood in urine. Besides, a person may urinate more or less, or go to bathroom frequently at night.

4. High blood pressure

Most chronic kidney disease patients will experience high blood pressure. This is also because the ischemia of kidneys will secrete renin. And renin will transform angiotensin I into angiotensin II. The angiotensin II has the function of blood vessel contraction. In this light, high blood pressure is induced.

5. Back pain or side pain

People with some kinds of kidney problems like polycystic kidney disease, or kidney stone, may have pain in their back, side, abdomen or hips.

6. Difficult sleep

People have difficult falling sleep, because itchy skin and muscle cramps can wake them.

Having a detailed knowledge about symptoms in stage 3 CKD contributes to the treatment of healing kidney disease. For stage 3 chronic kidney disease, as long as you take effective treatment, you have a great chance to reverse your kidney function.

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