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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Uremia - Conditions Caused by Chronic Kidney Failure

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A build-up of wastes in the blood 
Symptoms include:
• Fatigue, weakness; dizziness; feeling cold all the time; mental confusion; pale skin, gums, and fingernail beds (due to anemia, a shortage of red blood cells
• Edema (swelling) in the feet, hands, and face due to fluid retention
• More or less urine than usual, foamy or bubbly urine (due to protein), getting up at night to urinate (nocturia)
• Itching   
• Flu-like symptoms - muscle aches, nausea, and vomiting, poor appetite
• Ammonia breath, metallic taste in the mouth
• Pain in the back or flank
• Dyspnea (trouble breathing) due to fluid in the lungs
• Yellow skin complexion
• Sleep problems
• Joint swelling

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