Symptoms Experienced In Patients With Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease?
Good afternoon Doctor. Sorry I want to ask, I have read in the article Dr. Tjin Willy on one of the internet sites that kidney problems can only be proven true if creatinine has reached 5 mg / dl, kidney function is certain within 3 months under 60 percent and in the urine of that person there are high levels of protein (albumin). While I was convicted in August 2018, doctors had already suffered from CKD IV. My blood check shows my last creatinine last month at 3.2 with a GFR of 22 percent. But I see from routine urine checks urine albumin levels are always negative from August 2018 as it continues. The symptoms of chronic kidney disorders such as: weakness, fatigue, vomiting, fainting, itchy skin all over the body, pain in the left and right waist and bloody urine I have NEVER experienced. I just experience foamy urine only.
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If you are right, the main symptom that is most often observed in kidney failure is a decrease in the frequency and amount of urine. By definition itself, kidney failure is a reduction in the rate of glomerular blood filtering in the kidneys below a certain value, one of the predictive components is through creatinine levels (or sometimes it can be predicted creatinine levels above 1.5 mg / dL indicating impaired kidney function). Kidney failure can also be determined through evidence of kidney abnormalities such as thinning of the kidney. And all of these occur for at least 3 months.
Other symptoms such as swelling, skin darkening, itchy skin, nausea, vomiting, weakness due to anemia, are also often found in sufferers of this condition.
To confirm the diagnosis, of course, serum creatinine, urea, and renal ultrasound examination are also more complete.
In deciding on a diagnosis conclusion, of course the doctor will base it on a complete examination of the patient. If you have previously been said to have kidney failure by a doctor, chances are that this is true based on the doctor's examination of you. However, to further confirm the certainty of the diagnosis, and the results of the examination, which is free, and to know the development of your current condition, and to plan further therapy if diagnosed with this disease, you should discuss it more fully with the doctor who checks and concludes the diagnosis. You the other day.
As for what you should do:
Limit consumption of fluids and salt. If there is indeed a condition of kidney failure, excess fluid and salt can worsen the condition because it cannot be removed from the body.
Avoid taking any medicine before discussing it with the doctor
Control blood sugar levels and blood pressure, if there are chronic diseases such as high blood pressure or high sugar
That's all the explanation from me, hopefully it helps and useful :)