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Is Fatigue A Sign of Kidney Failure

Posted: by xiaozhizhi      Time: 2014-06-03 09:27

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Details: Is fatigue a sign of kidney failure? What are the signs of kidney failure? Please help.

Expert Answer

Hello, there! Thanks for your trust and consulting to me! Before talking about the above questions, it is necessary to know about the functions of kidneys:

1. Maintain water and electrolyte balance in the body.

2. Discharge metabolic products out of the body through urine.

3. Regulate blood pressure.

4. Produce urine and promote production of red blood cells.

In initial stage of kidney failure, patients may not experience any discomforts. However, as the condition advances, some of the following signs are more likely to appear.

☆ Drowsiness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, etc.

☆ High level of creatinine and urea in the blood.

☆ Severe swelling due to fluid retention and heavy loss of protein.

☆ Changes of urine, such as reduced urine output, hematuria, frequent urination at night.

☆ High levels of potassium or phosphorus in the blood.

Thereby, we can see fatigue can be a sign of kidney failure. However, you are still requested to make clear diagnosis. Lab tests including blood test, urine test, kidney function test, etc can be helpful. If you have any more doubts about this, please feel free to email kidneyservice@hotmail.com. And we would like to try our best to help!

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