Renal failure is more commonly referred to as kidney failure. The lifestyles and diets of many individuals make it more likely for the condition to develop. However, one of the difficult things about renal failure is that many people don’t have any symptoms—or, in some cases, people grow so used to the symptoms that they don’t realize there is a problem. So, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms of renal failure to prevent the problem from becoming quite serious.
The best way to deal with renal failure is to avoid it in the first place, but if any of the symptoms listed below occur, see a doctor to take a urine test and confirm the diagnosis. (Keep in mind that many of the following symptoms can occur in other diseases, so they do not exclusively indicate renal failure.)
Renal Failure Symptom #1: Chronic Fatigue
One of the commonest symptoms that people suffering from kidney disease experience is chronic fatigue. However, don’t be quick to assume that chronic fatigue is a sign of renal failure unless other symptoms associated with renal failure occur as well.
Fatigue due to kidney failure occurs when the kidneys aren’t able to produce erythropoietin, or EPO. EPO is a hormone that tells the body to make more red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body. Without the hormone, there are fewer red blood cells, which means the muscles and organs won’t receive the oxygen they need to function.