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    Is Loss of Appetite Common in CKD Stage 3

    2014-04-13 08:20| Font Size A A A

    Is Loss of Appetite Common in CKD Stage 3Chronic kidney disease is a progressive disease, and patient’s kidney function will be damaged gradually. CKD is divided into five stages according to patient’s GFR, and stage 3 CKD is a significant stage.

    Patients with CKD begins to have obvious symptoms in their bodies, among which loss of appetite is also very common, which indicates patients have health problem in their digestive system.

    Why is loss of appetite common in CKD stage 3?

    For patients with stage 3 CKD, more than half normal kidney function has been damaged, so patient’s kidney function can not guarantee his body function, and patients begin to have obvious symptoms. Loss of appetite can be caused by many factors, and that may be why it is very common in patients with CKD stage 3.

    A major cause of loss of appetite is edema. For patients with kidney disease, edema is a very common complication, and patients can even have edema in their gastrointestinal system, which can cause them to have loss of appetite.

    The accumulation of toxins in patients’ body, like guanidines, phenols, indoles, creatinine, etc, can also cause stimulate patients gastrointestinal system and lead patients to have loss of appetite. In fact, high level of urea in patient’s body is a major cause of loss of appetite in patients with kidney disease, because it can even cause bleeding in patient’s gastrointestinal system.

    All of these factors can appear in patients with stage 3 CKD, and that is why this symptom is so common.

    How to deal with this health problem in patients with stage 3 CKD?

    To deal with this problem, measures should be taken according to its causes.

    If this problem is caused by severe edema, patients will need diuretics to improve their condition. And for patients with stage 3 CKD, their edema is more likely to be caused by massive proteinuria, so controlling proteinuria is another important aspect to deal with this problem.

    Besides, if this problem is caused by the accumulation of metabolic wastes, it is necessary for patients to remove the metabolic wastes by medical method or improve their kidney function. In fact, blood purification and Chinese medicine will be perfect choices for reaching these purposes.

    As we know, kidney disease is very dangerous, and patients should do what they can to improve their condition. If you have any trouble, you can contact our online experts, and we will do what we can to help you.


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