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What Do the Shrinking Kidney Symptoms Warn Us

Shrinking kidney is closely related with the long-term renal diseases, among which Chronic Pyelonephritis is the main leading of kidney shrinkage. In the early stage, there are no shrinking kidney symptoms to warn the patient. Most often, the patient find out their shrinking kidney in the exam for another condition. Once some symptoms occur, the patients should pay attention to some dangers.

What are the shrinking kidney symptoms?

◆ High blood pressure. With the aggravation of the patient’s condition, high blood pressure is more likely to occur to warn him that his kidney has been damaged.

◆ Feet or face swelling. Too much fluid and sodium will build up in the small blood vessels, when glomeruli filtration is damaged. As a result, feet or face swelling occurs easily.

◆ Nausea, vomiting and fatigue. As the wastes and toxins build up in the body, the patient will often feel nausea, vomiting and fatigue. In addition, the patient loses his weight quickly.

◆ Hematuria. It is another shrinking kidney symptom to warn the person some problems, such as urinary tract infections.

If these symptoms occur, you should do some tests to detect whether your kidney has begun to shrink. The diagnosis of your shrinking kidney is very important, because it can warn us many problems in your kidney.

What do the shrinking kidney symptoms warn us?

Shrinking kidneys usually accompany with some kidney function loss. When the kidney begins to shrink, renal insufficiency or chronic renal failure must happen. Many kidney diseases can lead to shrinking kidney, and shrinking kidney in turn aggravates the kidney disease. Therefore, you should get prompt test to determine your kidney disease and then receive the correct treatment, in order to prevent further damage, when the above symptoms appear. If left untreated, it is likely to develop renal failure.

If some shrinking kidney symptoms have happened on you, you should adopt some measures immediately. The earlier you get the treatment, the easier your disease can be reversed.

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