High blood pressure
When a person’s kidney is failing, the body attempts to increase blood supply in the kidneys. As a result, blood pressure increases. For those with hypertension, this can be dangerous if not controlled.
Since the kidney is failing, extra fluid is not removed from the system which then results in swelling especially in the legs, ankles, feet (pedal edema) and around the eyes (periorbital edema).
Chest pain and shortness of breath
Since the excess fluid is not eliminated by the kidneys, fluid may build up in the lungs causing a tight sensation in the chest and difficulty in breathing.
Chronic Kidney Failure
Chronic kidney failure, also known as chronic kidney disease (CKD), is described as the slow deterioration of the kidney. This gradual loss of kidney function occurs for months or years. Kidney damage brought by CKD is often irreversible.
People who experience CKD are often those with compromised immune systems and frequent urinary tract infections. Additionally, taking multiple medications or high-doses of certain drugs can take its toll on the liver and kidney, which can eventually lead to CKD.
People with chronic kidney failure may not experience symptoms during its early stages. Blood and urine tests are necessary to detect kidney failure during this stage. Symptoms of acute kidney failure are also found in people with CKD.
Sintomas ng Kidney Failure (Chronic)
Metal taste in the mouth and bad breath
When the kidney is unable to function properly, urea, a key component of urine, builds up. When this occurs, a person might taste food differently and will also have bad breath known as ammonia breath. The metallic taste in the mouth may also result in poor appetite.
Numbness and tingling
Build-up of toxins in the blood can cause damage to the nerves (uremic neuropathy). Numbness and tingling (paresthesia) may occur in the toes and feet.