The Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease

There are many conditions and diseases that may directly damage people’s kidneys. These diseases include autoimmune disorders, glomerulonephritis and chronic kidney disease. The latter is a condition in which the kidneys no longer function properly due to damages. Whenever kidneys stop functioning, they also stop to filter the blood that may trigger for the occurrence of different illnesses. There are even times when the kidneys just crash down completely. Whenever this happens, patients have no other option but to undergo a transplant. People will be diagnosed for having such disease if their kidney disorder has been continuing for more than 3 months already.



The symptoms of CKD may be similar to that of other diseases. Usually, people who might be experiencing the said condition manifest a sudden weight loss, itching and dry skin, fatigue, loss of appetite. Hence, these symptoms are just observable on the initial stage of CKD. When these symptoms develop, which usually happens when the kidney get worse, patients will feel bone pain, excessive thirst, frequent hiccups, difficulty in breathing, breath odor,vomiting, swelling of the feet and hands, sleeping problems, easy bruising and bleeding, stopping of menstrual periods and low level of sexual interest.

These symptoms cannot be noticed at first for they may not be that damaging at first. But people need to be aware that the manifestation of the symptoms depends upon the severeness of the CKD. Meaning, if a patient is experiencing troubling symptoms already, he might be in a very critical stage already.

Detecting this condition immediately is crucial because it to be completely prevented. Usually, doctors do three tests to examine as to whether a particular patient has the CKD. Typically, if this condition is detected in its early stage, patients may control it by relevant diet and modification in their health habits. This will definitely spare people from dialysis and transplant.