Chronic nephritis is a kidney disease which refers to the impaired glomeruli and it develops slowly. If the patients with chronic nephritis don’t have effective treatment timely, they may get into kidney failure. So it becomes particularly important for patients to have an early diagnosis of chronic nephritis. Knowing the symptoms of chronic nephritis in the early stage may help people find the disease and have a treatment as soon as possible. Therefore, some people may have this question: what are the symptoms of chronic nephritis in early stage?
What are the symptoms of chronic nephritis in early stage?
There may be various symptoms in the early stage of chronic nephritis, and some symptoms are not easy to be found and some are obvious to see. There are some common symptoms that most patients with chronic nephritis may have.
Swelling or edema
When people get chronic nephritis, their kidneys may be damaged and the kidney cannot do a good job as normal. Thereby, the kidneys cannot leak out the excess fluid in the blood and lose the function of keeping the balance of electrolyte, which will lead to the retention of water and the accumulation of sodium. The obvious appearances are swelling in legs, eyelid and ankles.
Hematuria or blood urine
Blood urine is a common symptom for patients with chronic nephritis due to the damaged glomeruli and the impaired kidney function. Usually, the hematuria can be divided into two forms: gross hematuria and microscopic hematuria. Gross hematuria can be seen by naked eyes and the color of urine is tea-colored, dark orange or red. Some patients may have blood streak or blood clot in the urine. Microscopic hematuria can be seen only under the microscope.
Foamy urine or bubbly urine
Foamy urine refers to excess protein in urine. Patients with chronic nephritis often find many foams in the urine and they do not disappear in a long time. In this condition, patients should regulate their daily protein intake to slow down their illness.
In addition, there are also some other symptoms when people get chronic nephritis, such as weakness or fatigue, loss of appetite, lower back pain and frequent urination at night. If you are suffering from some of these symptoms, it’s better for you to go to hospital having a test to check if you have chronic nephritis. Early diagnosis will help you to have treatment effectively and timely.