Many kidney failure patients are asymptomatic if the kidney damage is in the early stage, while once patients progress into advanced stage of renal disease, their life quality will be discounted greatly due to numerous symptoms or complications. What are immediate signs that the kidneys are shutting down?
Decreased urine output.
Kidneys are responsible for producing urine, while for damaged kidneys, they will lose this ability and it is one of the most common symptoms of kidneys shutting down. As the filtering of kidneys declines, urine output usually decline as well. In sever condition, it will lead to anuria, which is a life-threatening and people may need to depend on dialysis or kidney transplant to sustain life.
Drowsiness and fatigue
Drowsiness and fatigue are due to in part to the waste products and toxins that are in the body when kidneys begin to fail. What’s more, kidney failure prevents the kidney from producing red blood cells which can lead to anemia. It is always associated with fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, weakness, chills, and so on.
Actually, kidney is a regulator of fluid in the body and healthy kidney can keep fluid balance. When kidneys are shutting down, excessive water will accumulate in the body and begin to pool. At the same, patients will suffer from severe swelling or edema. It can occur in patient’s hands, stomach, face, leg, ankle or whole body. Besides, when excess fluid deposits in lungs, it also can induce shortness of breath.
Confusion or coma
In sever case, the build-up of the waste products that are no longer being removed by the kidneys can lead to confusion and coma. In addition, these toxins can affect the function of the brain and other organs.
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