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    Kidney Failure Symptoms in Elderly Patients

    2014-08-21 03:34| Font Size A A A

    Kidney Failure Symptoms in Elderly PatientsKidney function can degenerate along with the aging process. Therefore, for elderly patients, they are prone to suffer from Kidney Failure. Well then, are there any signs or symptoms to indicate that whether you have this kidney disease or not.

    How to diagnose Kidney Failure?

    The glomerular filtration rate(GFR) is a measure of how efficiently the kidney filter waste products from the bloodstream and is the most accurate assessment of kidney function.

    Excess protein in the urine is a marker of kidney disease. So urine tests are necessary.

    High blood sugar is one of leading causes of kidney failure, monitoring blood pressure and doing blood tests are important to diagnose kidney disease.

    What are symptoms for elderly patients with kidney failure?

    The typical symptoms of kidney failure include high blood pressure, swelling, urine changes (oliguria, protein urine, blood urine) and so on. Sometimes, elderly patients are not only suffer from these symptoms which are mentioned above, but also, they may have a high risk of getting other serious complications.

    Symptoms in nerve system: insomnia, attention-deficit disorder, hypomnesis, headache, drowsiness, coma, etc.

    Symptoms in digestive system : nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, blooding in digestive tract, bad taste in mouth, peptic ulcer, diarrhea and so on.

    Cardiovascular symptoms: heart failure, hypertension, atherosclerosis, arrhythmia, edema and so on. Cardiovascular disease is fatal for elderly renal failure patients.

    Symptoms in respiratory system: shortness of breath, deep breath and pulmonary edema. They are mainly due to the water retention, acidosis and cardiac insufficiency.

    Skin symptoms: skin itching and dry skin, blisters, etc.

    Metabolic disorders of water, electrolyte and acid-base, like high creatinine, high potassium, high BUN, hypoproteinemia, etc.

    Through the above analysis, we can see that there are many symptoms of kidney failure. For elderly patients, they should pay more attention to their physical condition if they suffer from any one of these symptoms. Prevention and treatment for elderly kidney function play important role in enhancing life quality. If you have no idea bout how to deal with those symptoms, please seek professional guidance from our kidney experts online or you can leave a message to ckdstage@hotmail.com.


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