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    What are Symptoms of CKD Patients with GFR 20

    2014-03-08 11:03| Font Size A A A

    GFRGFR refers to Glomerular Filtration Rate, which is the major measuring standard of kidney function. As for CKD patients with GFR 20, they may be in stage 4 CKD which is a severe stage of kidney disease. Usually, patients with this stage can suffer from a systemic of clinical symptoms include:

    Abnormal urine

    Kidneys are vital for human survival that can filter blood and produce urine. Once the kidneys are damaged, urinate problems will be bound to happen. Many of the patients may suffer from frequent urine at night, blood in urine, protein in urine and so on.


    Edema is a manifestation of water and sodium retention in body. When kidney function decreases, the extra fluid and sodium will not be excreted normally. Over time, more and more water and sodium will build up in body and manifest with edema. In mild case, it can just happen in the place with loose tissues such as eyelids, face, legs, feet and so on. In severe case, the whole body may be attacked.

    Nausea and vomiting

    The onset of this disorder cen be up to 50%. And it is usually related to the accumulated wastes and toxins in body with the decrease of kidney function.

    Shortness of breath

    Shortness of breath can also happen because of the ischemia and anoxia condition in body. This is also one of the most common factors of death especially in elderly patients.

    In addition, some other symptoms like high blood pressure, itching skin, poor memory, concentrating problems and so on can also happen. Therefore, if you suffer from GFR 20, you should pay attention to treat it as soon as possible. Have any question? Please feel free to consult our online doctor or eave a message below. Best wishes!

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