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    Electrolyte Imbalance in End Stage Renal Disease

    2014-07-07 02:52| Font Size A A A
     Electrolyte Imbalance in End Stage Renal DiseaseIt is well know that the kidney is one of important organs for our body, and it has various functions to protect our body from suffering discomforts. However, for end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, how does electrolyte imbalance happen? And what;s the consequence?

    ESRD is short of end stage renal disease, and it indicates that there is a extremely severe drop on kidney function. And GFR is less than 15ml/min.

    Normally, our kidneys have various functions such as producing urine, regulating water in the body, keeping acid-base and electrolyte balance and promoting enough EPO and so on. While for ESRD patients, due to severe decline of renal function, they have almost lost functions, and electrolyte imbalance will occur in this kidney disease. Then, does it can cause patients discomforts? Yes!

    Skin itching

    It is a result of metabolic disorders of calcium and phosphorus in the body, like hypocalcemia and hyperphosphatemia. Due to damaged kidney, they can not regulate them balance, and more excessive phosphorus also can not discharge out of the body and when it accumulates in the skin, it will cause crystal and induce skin itching.

    Disorders of sodium metabolism

    In normal condition, kidneys are responsible for regulating sodium metabolism. In ESRD, kidnes lose all most of functions and various symptoms will occur, like high blood pressure, severe edema or swelling. Both of them can increase further damage on kidneys. Therefore, in this stage of kidney disease,patients are required to limit intake of foods with high sodium so as to control the progress of illness condition.

    Other common symptoms.

    --Fatigue, dizziness, nausea and vomiting

    --Muscle cramp

    --Confusion of consciousness



    --Heart rete slow
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