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What Happens If Your Kidney Only Work At 20 Percent

What Happens If Your Kidney Only Work At 20 PercentKidney function is divided into five stages according to patient’s glomerular filtration rate (GFR). For patients who just have 20 remaining kidney function, many problems will appear in their body.

The normal GFR level is 125ml/min, so for patients who just have 20% kidney function, their GFR is about 25ml/min, which means patients are in stage 4 kidney failure. As we know, this is a severe stage of kidney failure, and patients may need dialysis before long if their condition has not been well controlled.

Besides, kidney damage can cause many disorders in patient’s body, as a result, many complications and obvious symptoms will also appear in this time.

·Anemia: anemia is a common symptom to patients with 20% remaining kidney function, and that can always cause patients to feel fatigue.

·Edema: edema is another common symptom in patients with kidney disease. Patients can have mild swelling in the lower legs or eyelids at the beginning, and patients with severe condition may have edema in their lungs or stomach, which can make them feel hard to breath or have stomach pain.

·Urine changes: patients can find many changes in their urine. They may find foams in their urine, which is caused by proteinuria. They may also find they have abnormal urine color, which is caused by the leaked substances in urine. Besides, patients may have frequent urine at night.

·Digestive system problem: patients with 20% remaining kidney function may also have many symptoms in their digestive system, and they may have systems like nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, etc.

·Skin problem: patients can also have obvious skin problems in this time, like itching, rash, etc.

·Cardiovascular disease: patients may also have many cardiovascular diseases, like hypertension, heart diseases, etc.

In fact, for patients with 20% remaining kidney function, it is easy for their condition having aggravation if they have not taken right measures to deal with their condition. And their condition can turn into stage five rapidly in this condition. But with right treatment, their condition can be slowed down greatly.

In the end, if you have any question in this aspect, you can consult our online experts, and we are willing to help you.

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