Symptoms Of Kidney Failure

How Diabetes affects The Kidneys Cont:

Renal Kidney Failure symptoms and warning signs include:

•  Bloating from the accumulation of fluid in the body. A condition called edema, which usually first begins
appearing around the eyes in the mornings and then later in the face, hands, legs, ankles and feet.
•  Generally feeling tired/sleepy or sick to the stomach
•  Feelings of weakness and fatigue
•  Consistent shortness of breath
•  Consistent feelings of dizziness/disorientation
•  Lack of concentration
•  Loss of appetite
•  Generalized itching with skin eruptions
•  Headaches
•  Extreme thirst
•  Noticeable paleness of the skin and nails
•  Feelings of extreme nausea with vomiting
•  Hypertension (high blood pressure)
•  Feeling chilled even in a warm environment
•  Bad breath
•  Foamy appearance of the urine
•  Feeling generally ill (malaise)
•  Pain on the side(s) of the back
•  Unexpected/unintentional weight gain (from fluid retention)
•  Frequent cases of hiccups
•  Need to urinate frequently but with very little output

Factors that can affect a diabetic suffering from kidney disease and kidney failure

Diabetic patients are also susceptible to other conditions that can put additional strain on kidneys already damaged and affected by kidney disease. Some of these conditions can be potentially fatal on their own, but especially so in someone suffering from kidney failure. These conditions include: Diabetic ketoacidosis, Diabetic Hyperosmolar Syndrome, Diabetes insipidus and Glycosuria. A more detailed description of each can be found in the Diabetes Terms and Definitions section of this web site.

One of the most common things that can occur and cause additional strain and damage to the kidneys are Bladder or Kidney infections. As a diabetic, should you have any symptoms of a bladder or kidney infection it is important to see a physician immediately for treatment.

Symptoms of Bladder and kidney infections

•  Pain or burning sensation while urinating
•  A frequent urge to urinate
•  Passing urine that has a cloudy or reddish appearance
•  Feeling feverish or shaky
•  Experiencing pain in your back just below the rib cage, or on the side(s) of your back