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    What Are The Symptoms of Stage 4 and Does It Cause A Dry Mouth

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    What Are The Symptoms of Stage 4 and Does It Cause A Dry MouthA person with Stage 4 CKD need to see nephroligist and take effective treatment to stop or at least control the progression of illness condition. And patients are prone to suffer from various symptoms. Someone complain that they often have a dry mouth. Can stage 4 kidney disease cause the condition? Well then, what are the symptoms of the kidney disease stage?

    Actually, in the stage, it is likely someone with stage 4 CKD will need Dialysis or Kidney Transplant in the near further. To prevent the condition, we should control the its related symptoms or complications. As kidney function declines, wastes products build up in the blood, causing a condition named uremia.

    In stage 4, a person is likely to develop the following typical symptoms:

    -High blood pressure and diabetes (the two leading causes of kidney disease)

    -Fluid retention, swelling and shortness of breath

    -Back pain or flank pain

    -Nausea and vomiting

    -Muscle cramps or restless legs

    -Urine Changes like blood urine, protein in urine, urge to urine, decreased urination, etc.

    -Nerves problems like numbness or tingling in the toes or fingers.

    Well then, does CKD Stage 4 cause a dry mouth?

    To be frank, a dry mouth is relatively rare in the stage of kidney disease, but it is possible to cause the condition in the stage. Why?

    Fluid retention is a common and obvious symptom of kidney disease. To relieve the condition, patients are generally recommended to limit fluid intake, as drinking too much water will cause extra burden on kidney, which is harmful for bringing illness condition under control. And dry mouth occurs easily among these who need to limit fluid intake strictly.

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