Six Complications of Kidney Failure
The complications of uremia are horrible. Knowing the signs or symptoms helps you prevent uremia in advance.
1. Electrolyte and acid-base disturbance
Renal hypertension causes increased vascular permeability and degeneration of brain nerve cells caused by long-term accumulation of toxins. Patients often experience dizziness, fatigue, memory loss and other neurological symptoms, and even somnolence, coma and convulsion in severe cases.
2. Gastrointestinal system symptoms
Urea nitrogen in blood elevates and urease of bacteria in the intestinal tract will decompose urea into ammonia. The stimulation of gastrointestinal mucosa can cause inflammation and patients will suffer from vomiting, nausea, inappetence and other gastrointestinal system symptoms.
3. Cardiovascular disease
Heart is related to kidneys. Due to anemia, renal hypertension, acidosis, hyperkalemia and other diseases, kidney failure patients may also suffer from heart failure, impaired myocardium and arrhythmia, which affects cardiovascular system.
4. Lung problems
When metabolic acidosis occurs in uremia stage, pulmonary calcification is likely to occur, and shortness of breath and KUSHNER’s breathing(deep breath) can also occur.
5. Itchy problems
There are lots of toxins in patients’ blood and they will deposit in skin, causing itchy skin.
Patients will lose lots of protein, which leads to hypoalbuminemia and low immunity.
If you have the signs or symptoms, go to see a doctor immediately.
***Please seek professional medical advise for the diagnosis or treatment of any ailment, disease or medical condition. This article is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a licensed medical professional.***