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What Happens to The Body When Kidneys Are Shutting Down

What Happens to The Body When Kidneys Are Shutting DownWhen kidneys are shutting down, impaired kidneys are unable to do their work normally. With the deposits of waste products and toxins and some other disorders, a series of discomforts may happen to the body when kidneys are shutting down.

Because kidneys are responsible for cleansing the blood, many organs and systems have a close link with kidneys. If kidneys are unable to play their function correctly, these organs and systems are more likely to be affected and the following problems may happen.

- Digestive system

When kidneys shut down, digestive disorders usually present firstly. Poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, full stomach, mouth ulcer, upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and so on, may appear to affect patients’ life quality.

- Blood system

Anemia is one common symptom for patients with kidney damage, and the severity of anemia is associated intimately with the degree of kidney damage. This is because impaired kidneys are unable to produce enough EPO to stimulate the body for making enough red blood cells.

Bleeding tendency usually presents the bleeding in the skin and mucosa, as the accumulation of toxins damage blood platelet.

White cell disorder occurs as the decline of white cells. This makes patients at a high risk of infections.

- Cardiovascular system

This is the leading death cause for damaged kidneys progresses into end stage. High blood pressure, heart failure, atherosclerosis and vascular calcification are common cardiovascular disorders for kidney patients.

- Nerve and muscle system

In the early stage, patients may have fatigue, insomnia and inattention. With the progression of kidney disease, neuropathy, headache, encephaledema, etc, may also be the nerve and muscle disorders.

- Respiratory system

Patients may have deep breath because of metabolic acidosis. Also, they may have bronchitis, pneumonia, pleurisy, and so on.

Additionally, patients whose kidneys are shutting down may also have many other disorders. To learn how to manage these problems, you can consult the doctor online.

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