There are five stages of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). When a person get this, he or she should know the symptoms and what they can do to prevent the kidneys from becoming worse. I would like to share with you some information on beginner with Stage 4 Kidney Failure.
Symptoms of stage 4 kidney disease
-Anemia: Fatigue and sleepiness
-Fluid retention: Swelling (edema) of extremities; shortness of breath
-Urination changes (foamy; dark orange, brown, tea-colored or red; and more or less urine output than normal)
-Sleep problems: Muscle cramps and restless legs
-Poor appetite, nausea or vomiting
-Taste changes: a metallic taste in the mouth; a metallic taste
-Bad breath due to urea buildup in the blood
-Difficulty in concentrating
-Nerve problems: Numbness or tingling in the toes or fingers is a symptom of CKD.
What can you do to deal with CKD Stage 4?
-Taking a regular test: People with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease usually visit their doctor at least every three months. Some tests including blood test and urinalysis will be done.
-Control high blood pressure and diabetes. Both of them may cause kidney damage, and should be closely monitored by your doctor.
-Maintain a kidney-friend diet. Sodium, protein, potassium and phosphorous should be limited. As for detailed suggestions, you can email to us at email@example.com. Our doctor will give you some suggestions for free.
Treatment options for CKD Stage 4
In general, CKD Stage 4 patients needn’t to take dialysis. If the patients have severe and uncontrolled syndrome, they may need this method.
In addition, medicines including hypertensive drugs, diuretics or even some steroids may be also necessary. Yet, they cannot solve the underlying problem.
You are suggested to take Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which are more natural and effective than over-the-counter medicines. Nowadays, more and more foreign patients come to our hospital for treatment. Welcome your consultation.