Signs of kidney failure
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Signs of kidney failure

Kidney failure is a condition in which the kidneys lose function and are no longer able to filter waste from the blood.

Below are some warning signs of kidney failure you should pay attention to.

Fatigue, anemia, weakness: When the kidneys are no longer able to eliminate all waste and excess fluid in the blood from the body, causing them to accumulate in the blood, causing fatigue and prolonged loss of appetite.

According to Dr. Hien, in healthy people, the kidneys produce the hormone erythropoietin, which helps the body create red blood cells, which are responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body.

Chills: Anemia due to not making enough red blood cells can cause the patient to always feel cold even when in a warm room.

Dizziness, vertigo and loss of concentration due to lack of red blood cells transporting oxygen to the brain, causing the brain not to be supplied with enough oxygen.

Edema: Sodium salts and excess fluid are not eliminated and accumulate in the body, easily causing swelling in the hands, feet, ankles, face, and eyelids.

Bad breath: Waste products accumulate in the blood, causing increased blood urea, which can cause the patient’s breath to smell foul like ammonia.

Dry skin, rashes and itching: Besides keeping the balance of water and minerals such as sodium, potassium and phosphorus in the blood, the kidneys also stimulate the activity of vitamin D, essential for bone health.

Waste that accumulates in the blood due to the kidney’s reduced ability to remove waste can easily cause rashes, dry skin and an uncomfortable itchy feeling.

People with kidney failure often have rashes and itchy skin concentrated on the arms.

Difficulty breathing, shallow breathing: Excess fluid that is not eliminated due to weakened kidney function easily accumulates in the lungs, causing fluid retention, accompanied by a shortage of red blood cells that transport oxygen, which can cause people to

Muscle cramps (common in the legs) are caused by an imbalance in the concentration of sodium, potassium, calcium and other electrolytes, causing disruption of muscle and nerve activity.

Back or rib pain: Pain in the lower back, just below the rib cage, sometimes spreading to the front of the pelvis, often occurs in people with kidney failure.

Change in urination habits: Kidney damage often changes urination habits.

Doctor Hien said that kidney failure is a late stage of chronic kidney disease that is not controlled.

To prevent kidney failure, Dr. Hien advises people to maintain a reasonable weight;

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