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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is uremia?

Severe decrease in kidney function. There are many causes of this, from repeated damage due to infections, diabetes, high blood pressure to autoimmunity (body's immune system attacking itself).

Symptoms related to uremia

  • Fatigue

  • Loss of appetite

  • Headache

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Feeling breathless

  • Easily fatigued

  • Swelling of any body part

  • Nausea or vomiting

Questions your doctor may ask to check for uremia

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose uremia

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Do you have less or no appetite, therefore eat less food?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you feel a lump/lumps under your skin?

  • Are you breathless or having hard time breathing?

Treatment for uremia

The main treatment is through replacing the kidney's "filtering" function. This can be done artificially through dialysis, or through a kidney transplant. In the meantime, specialists may prescribe medicines to control symptoms like itch and water retention.

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