Chronic kidney disease also known as chronic renal disease, chronic renal failure or chronic kidney failure is a slow and progressive loss of kidney function over a couple of years. This disease affects many people yet majority of them are not aware since it takes time before it can be detected in the body. Chronic […]
High blood pressure and diabetes are the vital factors for kidney disease. Diseases affecting blood vessels which include high blood pressure, diabetes and atherosclerosis can damage the kidneys’ function of regulation of fluids and blood filtration in the body. Kidney function can also be hampered with infections and diseases in other body parts. As kidney malfunction is a life-threatening disease, immediate and proper attention should be given to any disorder or problem affecting the kidneys. Kidney disease generally does not come with too many symptoms which make it difficult to detect until late which might progress to last-stage kidney impairment, which becomes rather mortal without setting up dialysis machine or kidney transplantation. More than 100 preconditions and disorders have been known which can trigger and affect complete malfunction of the kidneys. Some of it is explained here under:
Blockage or obstruction in the urinary tract can occur from either of the factors like enlargement of prostate gland, expansion of uterus during pregnancy, some tumor or stone in the kidney. Urine build up can also trigger disorder and disease of the kidney. If the tract is blocked due to stone in the kidney it can become painful. All other blockage can show no signs or symptoms and can only be detected if anything abnormal shows up in a blood or urine test or if any other abnormality is detected in ultrasound, x-ray or other imaging procedure.
Cystitis which is a urinary tract infection of the bladder can have signs such as urgency in urination, frequent necessity to urinate, mild to high fever, and discomfort and burning sensation while urinating. A blockage or infection in the urinary tract or anywhere in the body can trigger kidney malfunction.
- Other factors
Situations where severity of blood loss or reduction of blood flow has occurred can lead to kidney problems. Some medications under NSAIDS can cause kidney to malfunction.
As kidneys are one of the most vital organs in the body, utmost care needs to be undertaken to keep it working effectively. By proper detection and treatment fatal kidney diseases can be avoided.