What is kidney atrophy? Renal atrophy refers to various causes of nephron loss or renal insufficiency, causes the kidney volume reduction, a phenomenon of anatomical pathophysiological function decreased, common in a variety of acute and chronic kidney disease end stage, renal artery stenosis, kidney dysplasia and other diseases. This is what we most often say that the scientific definition of renal atrophy disease, then what are the symptoms of this disease?
First let’s talk about the initial symptoms of renal atrophy, renal atrophy patients at early stage, there will be symptoms of nausea, vomiting, fatigue, anemia, the other is caused by the majority of kidney atrophy because of long-term kidney problems, overwork, at this point our legs and feet will have swelling, and as our own blood pressure continues to rise, our condition will continue to aggravate. And then we will appear facial swelling, skin itching and other symptoms, and we should be concerned about urine, because the renal atrophy may cause hematuria (hematuria refers to our urine abnormal red blood cell excretion, a signal indicates that urinary system may have severe disease. The centrifugal sedimentation in urine hematuria per high-powered field more than 3 red blood cells, or urine more than 1 or 1H urine red blood cell juice number exceeds 100 thousand, or the 12h urinary sediment counted more than 500 thousand, showed abnormal increase in the number of red blood cells in the urine.
And then when kidney atrophy enter into the end stage, what signals does our body have to remind us? Renal atrophy in patients with nausea and vomiting, fatigue, anemia and so on. Continuous deterioration will develop uremia. Kidney atrophy patients will have face swelling, leg swelling, skin itching and other symptoms, and may also be associated with swelling of the feet, some patients also have waist ache badly, can not have long time sedentary. Kidney atrophy patients can also have hematuria, hematuria refers to the increase of red blood cell excretion in urine, which is the signal of diseases in the urinary system. Light cases only under the microscope aware of red blood cells, called microscopic hematuria; or the appearance of a wash meat water or contain blood clots, called gross hematuria. Usually, 1ml blood per liter of urine is visible to the naked eye, urine is red or washed meat water samples.
Renal atrophy will generally appear left renal atrophy, right kidney atrophy, different patients have different symptoms, but need to point out that renal atrophy and renal function changes are complementary, when the patient is suffering from kidney atrophy, certain symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, heart failure, hypertension and anemia, are bound to occur, the patient will also have face, leg swelling, skin itching, etc. some patients will have severe backache.