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Symptoms of Kidney Failure – A Serious Kidney Problem

A kidney problem called kidney failure can be very serious. It can even prove fatal. In the early stages of kidney disease, symptoms often go undiagnosed.

An abnormal electrolyte reading may indicate that your body is experiencing a change in chemistry. Two of the major functions of the kidneys are to eliminate water and clear toxins. The kidneys lose function, which also means that they are less able to produce red blood cells, which is an important role. You can schedule an appointment to get reliable treatment for your kidney problem.

Dr. Broumand informing a healthy volunteer on Research Trials for Kidney Disease Treatments

Your kidneys can still function and keep your body alive, even if they are impaired at 80 percent. These symptoms are more common if you wait.

  • General fatigue
  • A general feeling of weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Generalized swelling

Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms Of Kidney Failure is Important

If kidney disease symptoms aren't treated promptly, it can lead to serious complications, such as the following:

Low red cell count Red blood cells are essential for oxygen delivery to tissues and other organs. They can't function properly without it, which leads to weakness and fatigue.

Inadequate potassium excretion can cause fatal heart rhythm problems. Potassium deficiency can put the heart at risk.

Metabolic acidosis Your body isn’t making enough bicarbonate. This means that your body has an increase in acid. This can lead to impaired enzyme and oxygen metabolism which could cause kidney failure.

Uremia Urine is the primary solid component of urine. Urea is a waste product of the digestion and breakdown of protein. Urea is eliminated from the body by our kidneys. The following symptoms may indicate kidney failure:

  • Lower appetite
  • Low energy and even extreme fatigue
  • A decrease in cognitive function and an inability to think clearly.