A 26-year-old young woman, DN, has gone viral on Tiktok after sharing her story of suffering from chronic kidney failure. As a result of this condition, DN had to undergo routine dialysis.
DN admitted, initially did not experience symptoms. However, because of his hypertension, his symptoms worsened.
“The initial symptoms I felt were nausea, vomiting, tingling all over the body, foamy urine, and a slightly swollen facial area,” said DN to detikcom, Tuesday (2/8/2022).
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Recognizing Kidney Failure
Quoted from the Cleveland Clinic, kidney failure occurs when one or both kidneys can no longer function properly. Sometimes, kidney failure is temporary and appears quickly. But at other times, kidney failure can also be a chronic condition that will worsen slowly over a long period of time.
The characteristics of kidney failure in the early stages generally do not show significant symptoms. In fact, some people who experience acute kidney failure do not feel any symptoms.
This condition is caused by the kidneys are adaptable and easily cope with loss of function. As a result, symptoms of kidney disease may not appear until irreparable damage has occurred.
Symptoms of Kidney Failure
If the kidneys have experienced more severe damage, symptoms that appear can include:
- Fatigue (extreme fatigue)
- Stomach pain or vomiting
- Confusion or difficulty concentrating
- Swelling, especially around the hands or ankles
- Frequently going back and forth to the bathroom
- Muscle spasms (muscle cramps)
- Dry or itchy skin
- Poor appetite or metallic taste from food
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