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Symptoms of Chronic Renal Insufficiency in Different Stages

2013-04-16 11:06

Chronic renal insufficiency refers to progressive loss of renal function.As the kidney function is compromised,it can lead to a number of symptoms. Symptoms of chronic renal insufficiency varies in different stages.

Early-stage symptoms

In early stage of chronic renal insufficiency,there are often no noticeable symptoms.But urine tests usually reveal abnormalities.In some cases, high blood pressure may occur.Early inspection and treatment may reverse kidney damage completely.So the high-risk groups should keep regular follow-ups so as to find kidney problem early enough.Diabetes and high blood pressure are two important causes of kidney disease.

Symptoms of advanced chronic renal insufficiency

As chronic renal insufficiency progresses,high levels of wastes will build up in body and also other symptoms will be involved.Thus,the symptoms will increase drastically.


Anemia can make the patients feel tired all day long.As the diseased kidneys can not produce erythropoietin,it can lead to decreased number of red blood cells.

Nausea and vomiting

High levels of uremic toxins can build up in blood.They can irritate the gastrointestinal tract,resulting in nausea and vomiting.Poor appetite can affect the intake of nutritions, which is harmful to the recovery.

Difficult breathing

If excess fluid builds up in body, it can give rise to swelling.In serious case,the lung may be flooded with fluids, thus resulting in difficulty in breathing.Lung edema is one of very dangerous symptoms of chronic renal insufficiency.

Decreased urine output

Decreased urine output results from retention of fluids in body.In this case,it is essential for the patients to cut down the intake of fluids.The amount of urine intake should be up to the urine output each day.

The above are the major symptoms of chronic renal insufficiency.As these symptoms worsen,Dialysis eventually will be required.

Symptoms of chronic renal insufficiency in children

Growth retardation in both height and weight is one of symptoms of chronic renal insufficiency in children. Kidneys play an important role in regulating key nutrients involved in growth process.

If chronic renal insufficiency is not controlled, it will progress into ESRD eventually.Here you can learn the treatment options for Chronic Renal Insufficiency.

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