The Health Implications Of The Clinical Presentations Of Kidney Failure

Funom MakamaStarred Page By Funom Makama, 20th Mar 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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At the early stages of kidney disease, you may not feel sick at all. First signs may be frequent headaches, feeling tired or itchy all over the body. Worsening of the disease may present with: urinating more often or less often, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, swelling of hands or feet, numbness of hands or feet, feeling drowsy, difficulty concentrating, darkening of the skin and feeling of muscle cramps.

Health Implications

Blood tests may show too much creatinin or urea nitrogen. Also, the urine contains protein. Controlling blood pressure, blood sugars and avoidance of harmful substances are effective preventive measures.

Blurring Of Vision (Retinopathy)
Hypertension can damage the tiny blood vessels that supply blood to the light-sensitive lining of the back of the eye (retina). The damage is known as retinopathy. If untreated, it can lead to loss of vision and blindness.

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
This is the hardening and narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis) that supply blood to the arms, legs and other parts of the body. It results in reduced blood flow to those parts of the body. The arteries in the leg are most often affected. As an artery is narrowed by atherosclerosis, the leg muscles do not get enough blood, especially during increased activity when more blood is required. When the muscle is in a resting state, the blood supply may be adequate.

The main symptom of peripheral vascular disease in the leg is a right or squeezing pain in the calf, foot, thigh, buttocks that occurs during exercise. This pain is called intermittent claudication. It usually occurs after a certain amount of exercise and is relieved by rest. Other signs may include numbness, tingling or cold skin on the feet or legs.

Sudden Death (Cardiac Arrest)

Sudden death results from an abrupt loss of heart function (cardiac arrest). It is generally considered as any “natural” unexpected death that occurs within one hour after symptoms begin. This is the standard definition. But many sudden death frequently occurs in people with known or suspected heart disease. Hypertension is a “silent killer” and it is common to hear that “the enemies have done their worst”. It is common knowledge that undiagnosed hypertension about in many societies. The term “natural” is included to emphasize that death caused by accident, murder, suicide or other external circumstances may occur suddenly but are not considered as “sudden deaths” because the cause of death is known and does not directly reflect the individual’s pre-existing health condition.

For more interesting and very important health related and medical articles, click on the links below
1. General Considerations, Clinical And Medical Classifications Of Anemia
2. Heart Failure: Definition, Detailed Causes And Precipitating Factors Of Cardiac Failure
3. Special Investigations In Cardiology II: The Significance Of Echocardiography
4. Clinical Significance And Health Importance On The Actions Of Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) On The Adrenal Cortex

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author avatar wonder
21st Mar 2014 (#)

A good share , I wanted to know.

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21st Mar 2014 (#)

Thank you my dear..

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22nd Mar 2014 (#)

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