Kidney Failure is the last stage of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). At this stage, the kidneys remains almost 15% of the function. As a result, many problems occur. This article is particularly about the causes and treatments of nausea, vomiting, and high blood pressure caused by Kidney Failure.
1. Nausea and vomiting
The severely damaged kidneys cannot filter wastes and toxins, including creatinine and urea, in a adequately way. As time goes by, these harmful substances build up in the gastrointestinal tract, stimulating mucosa and leading to nausea and vomiting.
2. High blood pressure
There are two possible reasons why blood pressure increases.
- Water-sodium retention: Damaged kidneys cannot maintain water and electrolyte balance, thus leading to water-sodium retention which is the primary cause of high blood pressure.
- Proteinuria: When large amounts of protein leaks out of the body, the blood volume reduce, which induce the kidneys secrete more renin, a hormone that can increase the blood pressure.
Antibiotics are prescribed to treat nausea and vomiting. ACEIs, ARBs, or Beta-blockers are commonly for controlling blood pressure. Yet, in some cases, medicines can do nothing but bringing side effects. Consult you doctor for right dosage for your condition and avoid nephrotoxic medicines.
Dialysis can help the kidneys remove wastes and toxins. There are two types: Hemodialysis (HD) and Peritoneal Disease (PD).
This therapy is an innovation of Traditional Chinese Medicine. However, unlike other oral medicines, this therapy is applied externally. By osmotic devices, the ingredients of the medicines can permeate into kidney lesions directly. It has the function of improve blood circulation and kidney function. As long as the kidneys function normally, all the symptoms will disappear gradually.
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