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How Does a Person Feel with Stage 4 CKD

CKD stage 4 refers to an advanced kidney damage in which the GFR (glomerular filtration rate) ranges from 15ml/min to 30ml/min. How does a person feel with CKD stage 4? It differs from person to person, but researchers conclude some common experience of patients with stage 4 CKD.

In stage 4 CKD, as the kidneys cannot function well enough, many patients are on dialysis or recommended to try Kidney Transplant. As we know that, kidneys are important internal organs to filter the blood throughout the body and remove the waste products from the blood. In CKD stage 4, the kidney function decline leads to the build-up of waste products. The deposition of toxins in blood will cause some common symptoms or complications as follows.

Fatigue: you may feel tired or sick sometimes during day or night, if you happen to be a person with CKD stage 4.

Insomnia: patients with CKD stage 4 may stay awake on bed for a very long time. Their kidney problems may cause some discomforts, such as itchy skin, shortness of breath, restless legs which makes sleep a trouble for them.

Vomiting: the toxins in the blood may deposit in the digestive organs, causing nausea or vomiting for patients.

Urine Changes: you may also find the urination changes in color and amount. You may experience forthy urine or darkened urine for extra protein or red blood cells are filtered into the urine. You may also feel frequent urination or a lower urination output in this stage.

Swelling: or others called it edema. It is another common symptom for people with CKD stage 4. As the kidneys lose its ability to remove the excessive fluids in the body, you may feel swelling on your legs, feet, ankles, eyes or face.

CKD stage 4 is the point at which you might start to feel symptoms and this is also the time to start leading about treatment choices for Kidney Failure. Here, treatments which can help repair the damage kidney tissues and improve kidney functions are suggested. To achieve the goal, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Dialysis, Immunotherapy etc may be involved.

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