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What Are The Signs Of Kidney Failure

What Are The Signs Of Kidney FailureKidney failure is a severe condition for patient with kidney disease, and recognize the symptoms of kidney failure when patient is in the early stage is very important for patient to prevent its aggravation. And what are the signs of kidney failure?


Feeling fatigue is a common and obvious symptom when patient has kidney failure, and that is mainly caused by anemia. Kidney can excrete erythropoietin, which can transport oxygen for our body’s metabolism. For patient who has kidney damage, the excretion of erythropoietin will decrease, so the amount of red cell will also decrease, and less oxygen can be used for body metabolism to produce energy.


A major function of kidney is keeping internal water balance, so damaged kidney can cause edema easily. Patient can have edema in his lower limbs or eyelids at the beginning. Swelling in patient with kidney failure is mainly caused by two reasons. One is severe proteinuria, and the other is the retention of water and sodium.

Urine changes:

Patient with kidney failure can have many obvious urine changes. For example, patient can have frequent urine at night, and patient may also have abnormal urine color, like red, brown, tea colored, etc. Besides, foams in urine is also a common symptom in kidney failure patient.


Patient with kidney failure also often has itching, which is a symptom that can affect patient’s life quality obviously. Itching can be caused by several reasons, like the accumulation of wastes and toxins in blood and the hyperfunction of parathyroid gland.

Nausea and vomiting:

For patient with kidney failure, he may often have nausea and vomiting, and this also has close relation with the accumulation of toxins and wastes in blood.

Muscle cramps

Muscle cramps is also a common symptom in patient with kidney disease, which is mainly caused by the shortage of calcium. Kidney has the function of regulating the internal balance, and it is common for patient to have the metabolic disorder of calcium. As patient’s disease progresses, patient with kidney failure can have severe muscle cramps, and that is related with the lesion of muscle and nerve system.

Except for these symptoms above, patient with kidney failure may also has many other systems, like loss of appetite, nerve problems, bone diseases, etc.

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