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5 Critical Moments Increase the Risk of Kidney Failure

2018-04-25 16:29

Kidneys are very susceptible to be damaged, for example, by catching a cold, taking medication, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and high blood sugar level, etc. In order to work on even when the kidneys are damaged, three times nephrons are stored for consumption.
5 Critical Moments Increase the Risk of Kidney Failure

However, for CKD patients, nephrons are damaged quickly. Even if your creatinine level does not increase, nephrons are not enough to be damaged. And kidneys in inflammatory stage are usually easy to be damaged. Once there are some critical moments, renal function declines quickly, leading to kidney failure.

The most common 5 critical moments for kidney patients

1. Infections

The most common infections are respiratory infections, urinary tract infections and digestive tract infections. Infections can aggravate renal inflammation, which may lead to a rapid decline in renal function, especially under the condition of septic shock. It can cause renal ischemia, leading to quick decrease in renal function.
5 Critical Moments Increase the Risk of Kidney Failure

2. Hypovolemia

Blood volume can be understood as the flow of blood in blood vessels. Hypovolemia is often caused by dehydration. Fever, diarrhea, heatstroke, shock, hypoglycemia, hypotension and so on can all cause dehydration, leading to decreased GFR.

3. Urinary obstruction

5 Critical Moments Increase the Risk of Kidney Failure
It is often caused by urinary calculi. Once the stone blocks the ureter, it can cause water retention on one side of the kidneys, which can lead to renal ischemia and kidney failure.

4. Renal toxic drugs

When taking these drugs, you need to adjust the dosage as appropriate to monitor adverse reactions.

5. High blood pressure

Not only high blood pressure causes kidney damage, but also rapid decreasing of blood pressure can damage kidneys. Therefore, antihypertensives should be started at small dosage and be maintained for long-term.

All in all, chronic kidney disease patients should develop long-term healthy living habits, and adhere to long-term monitoring, which can provide a strong guarantee for kidney health. For more information on kidney disease, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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