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Chronic Kidney Disease Symptoms and Causes

Chronic kidney disease is a condition where individual faces steady loss of kidney function. Due to steady loss of kidney function chronic kidney disease is also called as chronic kidney failure.

Signs and Symptoms

People with chronic kidney disease develop signs and symptoms overtime when kidney loses its function slowly. Few signs and symptoms of chronic kidney disease include

  • Feeling weak and sick
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Feeling tired (fatigue)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Change in urine patterns
  • Hypertension
  • Trouble in thinking and decision making
  • Muscle cramps
  • Swelling in hands and feet
  • Constant itchy skin
  • Pain in chest due to fluid formation around the lining of heart
  • Breathlessness due to excess fluid formation in lungs

The signs and symptoms of chronic kidney disease resemble other diseases and are not specific. Individuals face signs and symptoms of chronic kidney disease all of sudden and they won’t have any early signs and symptoms.

kidney disease symptoms and causes

Causes

Chronic kidney disease is mainly caused due to underlying disease or health conditions which affect kidneys functioning. This underlying health condition damages kidney functioning gradually.

Few underlying health conditions that lead to chronic kidney disorders are

  • Diabetes (type 1 and type 2 diabetes)
  • Hypertension
  • Glomerulonephritis (inflammation of glomeruli)
  • Interstitial nephritis (inflammation in kidney tubules)
  • Polycystic kidney disorders
  • Urinary tract infections due to enlarged prostate, kidney stones, cancers and so on
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Pyelonephritis (frequent kidney infection)

Risk factors of chronic kidney disease

Few risk factors that increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disorders include

  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Obesity
  • Excess smoking
  • Nativity i.e. people from Africa and America are more prone to this disease
  • Genetics or family history of kidney problems
  • Age
  • Kidney structural abnormalities

Health complications of chronic kidney disease

Each and every part of our body gets affected with this disease, few health complications that individuals face due to chronic kidney disorder include

  • Excess fluid formation which leads to hypertension, pulmonary edema (formation of fluid in lungs), swelling in hands and legs.
  • Hyperkalemia (high potassium levels in body fluids) which affect heart functioning and can also be life taking
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Anemia
  • Weak bones
  • Low libido
  • Damages central nervous system which leads to several changes in personality
  • Low immunity, which increase our risk of several diseases
  • Pericarditis (inflammation of pericardium)
  • Complications in conceived women and the foetus
  • Damages kidneys, people with damaged kidneys needs dialysis or kidney transplantation.

Contact your Homeopath

It is very important to contact a professional homeopathy doctor at Homeocare International if you notice any signs and symptoms of kidney problems. For people with underlying health conditions which affect their kidneys and increase the risk of kidney disorders, a homeopath may monitor your Blood Pressure and kidney functioning by suggesting urine and other body fluid tests. As these tests help to disclose the health condition of the individuals.