Uremia which is also called stage 5 kidney failure or ESRD (End-Stage Renal Disease) means the patients need to start a dialysis in recent. But do you know what are the indexes of uremia?
In general, several major lab tests should be done to diagnose whether the patient has ESRD or not.
What are the lab reports?
1. Kidney function determination.
The elevated Serum creatinine and urea nitrogen are the main significant evidence of the kidney function. Besides, they are different in various countries. For examples, when the serum creatinine goes up to 79-8.0mg/dL in China, the patient will be diagnosed as uremia, but when the serum creatinine is only 5.0-5.1mg/dL, the patient will be recommended to take dialysis in western countries. Besides, here is a criterion for you, that the serum creatinine is 5.1-7.9mg/dL is in the early stage of uremia.
2. Routine blood tests.
Under normal condition, kidney atrophy or strengthened cortical echogenicity can be realized by the detection of imaging examination as like B ultrasound and CT.
3. Clinical symptoms.
Gastrointestinal tract diseases. Poor appetite, ammonia odor, nausea, vomiting and so on.
Nervous system illnesses. Fatigue, dizziness, insomnia, hypomnesia and others.
Cardiovascular system disorders. Heart failure, mvocardial damage, uremic pericarditid, high blood pressure, etc.
Hematopoietic system sicknesses, shortened lifespan of red blood cells, hemorrhage, things of that sort, declined erythropoietin secretion, anemia and other symptoms.
In the meanwhile, other symptoms such as skin problems, renal osteopathy, electrolyte imbalance etc will help the doctor to determine whether the patients have uremia or not.
Can uremia be treated?
As a matter of fact, Dialysis, Hormonotherapy, Moxibustion, Kidney Transplant, Toxin-Removing Therapy, Hot Compress Therapy, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and other treatments are able to help uremia patients.
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