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What puts you at risk for death with CKD? Or what affects your life expectancy with CKD? In this article, I list top 5 symptoms and complications of CKD that may threaten your life. Hope you take preventative measures as early as possible t

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Top 5 Symptoms and Complications of CKD that Threaten Your Life

2017-05-01 03:53

What puts you at risk for death with CKD? Or what affects your life expectancy with CKD? In this article, I list top 5 symptoms and complications of CKD that may threaten your life. Hope you take preventative measures as early as possible to reduce the risk.

Honest speaking, simply kidney disease is not dangerous at all. Even if you have lost your kidney function completely, you can live on kidney replacement treatment. However, with the progression of kidney disease, a series of symptoms complications will present, which are the truly dangers.

Top 5 Symptoms and Complications of CKD that Threaten Your Life

Top 1 Renal hypertension

Some of you may have been with high blood pressure for decades of years, but do not have any problems. Indeed if you control it well in the daily, it does not threaten your life.

But high blood pressure especially renal hypertension can shorten your life and worsen your kidney function. With the growing of age, the risk of cardiovascular disease will increase so as to increase the possibility of sudden death.

Therefore, high blood pressure is the complication that you should attach importance. Even if you are in the early stage of CKD and your blood pressure does not change obviously, prevention should be taken. If you have taken anti-hypertensive medications, do not stop them without the permission of doctor.

Top 5 Symptoms and Complications of CKD that Threaten Your Life

Top 2 Hyperkalemia

Because of declined GFR, potassium can not be removed out of body adequately. As a result, it builds up in blood, leading to hyperkalemia. High blood potassium level can affect cardiovascular system and neuromuscular system, and suppress cardiac stimulant as well as nerve conduction. In severe case, it may cause cardiac or respiratory arrest.

Hyperkalemia often occurs among kidney failure or uremia patients. If you are in such a stage, you had better limit the intake of potassium and avoid food high in potassium, such as bananas.

Top 5 Symptoms and Complications of CKD that Threaten Your Life

Top 3 Peritoneal infection

If you are on peritoneal dialysis, it is likely for you to experience peritoneal infection. Because of weak immunity, you may fall into danger. Besides, other infections are also dangerous. Therefore, you should strengthen the nursing care to reduce the risk of infections.

Top 5 Symptoms and Complications of CKD that Threaten Your Life

Top 4 Myocardial infarction

Kidney disease can cause a series of complex blood problems, which can easily affect your heart. The most severe conditions of kidney patients are myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease and some other heart problems. Therefore, regular check-up and prevention is needed for kidney patients, especially those on dialysis.

Top 5 Symptoms and Complications of CKD that Threaten Your Life

Top 5 Hear failure

It is the most dangerous complication of uremia patients, which can lead to death directly. It is usually associated with many factors, such as anemia, high blood pressure, electrolyte disturbance, dialysis fistula, high toxin concentration in blood, etc.

The above are the top 5 symptoms and complications of CKD that threaten your life. Hope you attach importance. For more information on CKD treatment, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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