In clinic, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is divided into five stages according to GFR (glomerular filtration rate). In the early stages, there are no obvious symptoms. Therefore, when people are experiencing some symptoms, they always have reached to CKD Stage 3 or more worse.
This may be the first sign of Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease. Since kidneys fail, they cannot excrete the excessive fluid and sodium, leading to water-sodium retention. This is the direct cause of swelling.
Swelling may occur on the face, hands, legs, feet and ankles. In some serious cases, these swollen areas may be painful.
If you often fell tired even with a light work, you should be concerned about that. This symptoms of Stage 3 CKD is associated with Anemia that is caused by EPO deficiency.
Damaged kidneys cannot make enough EPO (erythropoietin) that is very important for the generation of red blood cells, resulting anemia. Therefore, your body is short of oxygen and you feel tired all the time. You may also experience sleepiness, weakness, dizziness, etc.
You may see the urine is present with red, dark brown or cola-color, and this condition is called “Hematuria”, which means there are blood in the urine.
Well, if you see your urine is foamy or bubbly, you are experiencing “Proteinuria”, which means there are more than 3.5g protein leaks out in one day.
In addition, frequent and urgent urine can be a bother, especially in the night.
When you reached to Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease, it means your kidneys have been moderately damaged. Or organs and systems will also be attacked.