Enlarged Kidney Symptoms

There are many factors that can cause enlarged kidneys. It means the size of the kidney are larger than the normal size. As one of the common symptoms due to enlarged kidneys, fatigue can surely draw your attention. What are the possible fa

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Enlarged Kidneys and Fatigue

2014-09-25 07:54

Enlarged Kidneys and FatigueThere are many factors that can cause enlarged kidneys. It means the size of the kidney are larger than the normal size. As one of the common symptoms due to enlarged kidneys, fatigue can surely draw your attention.

What are the possible factors that can cause enlarged kidneys?

● Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis a form of kidney disease causing acute or chronic kidney inflammation. Glomeruli are tiny units that work as filters and collectors of fluid. Bacteria and viral infections as well as immune disease can hinder the glomeruli to filter wastes for the kidney. As a result, water retention occurs in the kidneys, leading to enlarged kidneys.

Polycystic Kidney Disease

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is characterized by a cluster of cysts on both kidneys. Adults with one dominant polycystic kidney gene experience onset of symptoms after 30 years of age. Symptoms include pressure in the abdomen from swollen kidneys, back pain and fatigue. The cysts damage the normal renal tissues, leading to enlarged kidneys.

● Hydronephrosis and Interstitial Nephritis

Hydronephrosis is distention or swelling of the kidneys due to obstructions between the ureter and renal pelvis. Interstitial nephritis is inflammation of the kidneys that may be temporary or chronic, depending on the cause. Both of them can cause swelling in the kidneys.

Why does fatigue occur with enlarged kidneys?

Fatigue is always associated with anemia. Anemia is also a common complication among kidney disease patients. When the kidneys are damaged, they cannot secret enough EPO (erythropoietin) that is important for the generation of red blood cells. As a result, reduced blood cells carry less oxygen, thus leading to fatigue.

In addition, fatigue may also be related to malnutrition and low immunity.

To sum up, the real cause of fatigue is the damaged kidneys. Therefore, to repair the damaged renal tissues, restoring the normal functional structure. In that case, you can leave message below or consult our doctors online for free suggestions.

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