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About Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease Information

Chronic Kidney Disease refers to the progressive loss of renal function over several months or even years. On the basis of glomerular filtration rate, the long course of losing renal function is separated into five stages. Besides, when Chronic Kidney Disease develops into stage 4, if patients still do not receive treatment, then they have to prepare for dialysis or kidney transplant.
In stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease, glomerular filtration rate ranges from 15~29 ml/min/1.73m2 which indicates that kidneys have lost most of their functions and if at that time patients still do not receive effective treatment, then they have to prepare for dialysis and kidney transplant. Moreover, when glomerular filtration rate decreases to this range, usually symptoms appeared in patients become more severe. Then what symptoms do patients with stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease have?
First of all, patients with Chronic Kidney Disease in stage 4 usually have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is one of the symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease, however, at the same time, it will aggravate this disease, therefore, once high blood pressure appears, patients with Chronic Kidney Disease should take some related medicines to control their blood pressure, so as to avoid the deterioration of their disease.
Secondly, urination change may become more obvious. As kidneys lose their ability in keeping protein and red blood cells from being leaked, hematuria and foamy urine may become more serious. Furthermore, in order to avoid the aggravation of proteinuria, patients with Chronic Kidney Disease are asked to limit the intake of protein.
Thirdly, swelling may not only appear in their face and inside of ankles, but also appear in their lower limbs and other parts of their body. Swelling is caused by the retention of excessive water and sodium. Therefore, if patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, they are not allowed to ingest too much salt.
Fourthly, patients with stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease may also suffer from sleep problem. With damaged kidneys, great amount of toxin accumulates in their body which will cause itchy skin through different approaches.

The above several symptoms are the common symptoms appeared in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease stage 4. However, apart from these, they may have other symptoms such as lower appetite, fatigue, vomit and so on. Anyhow, no matter what symptoms they have, if they do not receive treatment, then they have to prepare for dialysis or kidney transplant. Thereby, receiving effective treatment as soon as possible is the only way for them to control their disease. For more information, please email to me or consult our consultant online.

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