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    What Does it Mean with 17% Kidney Function

    2013-10-22 11:12| Font Size A A A

    Our kidneys play an important role in our body. It can excrete metabolic end product, regulate blood volume, keep the balance of electrolyte and acid-base and secrete various active materials to guarantee the normal physiological function of engine body. If more than half of the kidney functions are damaged, kidney diseases will appear. So what does it mean with 17% kidney function?

    In fact, patients with 17% of kidney function is an indication of stage 4 kidney disease. In this stage, a series of symptoms will happen and patients should take proper treatment in case it turns into end stage kidney disease.

    The symptoms are usually as follows:

    Abnormal urine: the main symptoms are blood in urine or protein in urine. This is because the GFR(Glomerular Filtration Rate) is dropped and many red blood cells and protein molecules are flowed to the urine. Stage 4 CKD patients may also manifest with increase of urination at night and urine volume.

    Edema: patients often have edema in eyelids, face and ankle joint,etc.

    High blood pressure: about 1/3 patients have symptoms of blood pressure rising, manifesting with headache, memory loss and poor sleep.

    Change of urine volume: . If a healthy people don’t take a lot of water before sleep, he should urinate only once or not at night. However, patients with 17% kidney function may urinate more than twice at night.

    Others: stage 4 CKD patients may also have some other clinical symptoms like loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea and vomiting and so on.

    In a word, patients with 17% kidney function is relatively a severe stage of CKD, if not treated timely and effectively, it will develop into anemia.

    What’s more, patients should treat this disease at root. And Blood Purification is strongly recommended by experts to treat CKD for it can treat kidney disease from treating the root cause---polluted blood in body, instead of just treating the symptoms.

    And after a period of treatment, patients renal function will rebuild again.

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