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The Common Symptoms of Kidney Shrinkage

Provided by Expert Yang Hongtao on : 2014-02-18 16:37

The Common Symptoms of Kidney ShrinkageKidney Shrinkage means your kidneys go wrong. And it will cause a series of symptoms. In the following, there lists the common symptoms of kidney shrinkage. If you have any doubt, please consult our online doctors.


Patients who have kidney shrinkage that impair kidney function develop edema because of a limitation in the kidneys’ability to excrete sodium into the urine. Sodium can retain the fluid in the body. The more advanced the kidney shrinkage, the greater the problem of sodium and fluid retention is likely to become.

-High blood pressure

Sodium and fluid retention can increase blood pressure. Besides, the shrunken kidney may stimulate the release of renin and reduce the secretion of prostaglandins. Both of them can lead to high blood pressure.

-Blood urine

Blood urine indicates there are red blood cells in your urine. The healthy kidney can filter wastes and toxins from the blood and retain the red blood cells. But the impaired one discharges all of them into the urine, as a result, blood urine occurs.


Another kidney function is to release erythropoietin, which can stimulate the bone marrow to generate red blood cells. The shrunken kidney can not release enough erythropoietin, and the wastes and toxins also shorten the lifespan of red blood cells. The reduced amount of red blood cells result in anemia.

Other symptoms

Some patients may have fatigue, back pain, skin itch, nausea and vomiting and so on. With the exacerbation of Kidney Shrinkage, more and more wastes and toxins build up in the blood, which can cause uremia and more symptoms.

If you suffer from the above symptoms, you should pay attention and take measures as soon as possible to control them, or they will worsen your medical condition and accelerate the progression to Kidney Failure.




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