In Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease, kidneys are functioning with GFR 30~59 ml/min. Because kidneys in this stage are unable to work perfectly, a series of signs, symptoms and complications may occur. Well control of these problems can help slow the progress of Stage 3 CKD.
Here are common symptoms and complications of Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3. If you are suffering from some of them, tell your doctor or doctor online immediately.
1. Swelling or edema
As we know, making urine is the main kidney function. When kidneys lose their ability to determine how much fluid stays in the body, extra fluid will retain in the body especially in legs, feet, ankles and face around eyelids.
2. Foamy urine
Foamy urine means there is protein in urine. Normally, kidneys can keep nutritions including protein in the body. When kidney mechanical barrier and charge barrier is damaged, protein will leak into the urine. If left uncontrolled, protein leakage may cause low immunity, malnutrition, hair loss, and other problems easily.
Hematuria, or blood urine, indicates red blood cells leak into the urine. This problem will make patients' urine present red, brown, dark orange or tea colored.
4. Fatigue or weakness
Buildup of waste products and toxins in the body and renal anemia are usually the direct cause of fatigue for CKD patients. This must affect patients' work and study performance.
5. High Blood pressure
In addition to filtering blood, regulating blood pressure is another kidney function. With the decline of kidney function, high blood pressure is more likely to occur as a result of fluid retention or lack of kallikrein and prostaglandin. In turn, high blood pressure also speeds up the progress of kidney damage.
6. Appetite and sleep problems
Quite a number of patients with Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease lose their desire to eat foods that must affect their nutrient structure, and some kidney patients have trouble to fall asleep or stay asleep because of muscle cramps, skin itching or restless legs.
The above are only a part of Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease signs and symptoms. No matter what symptoms or signs you have, you can consult the doctor online or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to determine how to manage them effectively.
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