What Is Uremia?

By james
Reviewed: Dr. Gromatzky
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When we eat, we take in a small volume of toxins. Our bodies will also produce a small amount of toxins as a byproduct of various bodily functions. The volumes in question are only very small and are not a direct threat to us. However, these toxins can accumulate over time, and this can be very dangerous to us indeed.

The levels of these toxins in our blood are usually kept very low with help from our kidneys, which are a type of biological filter. If the kidneys were unable to do their job then the toxins in our blood will begin to accumulate. This is very dangerous to us and is something that must be addressed as soon as possible.

1. Uremia

If your kidneys are no longer able to perform the role as well as they usually would, then toxins can begin to accumulate in the body. Instead of being filtered out and ejected in our urine, the toxins will be flowing through our blood instead. This is a condition known as uremia.

The main toxins responsible are urea and creatinine. When these toxins build up too much it can become a very dangerous condition for the patient. Uremia is potentially a very serious condition, and can be life-threatening if it is not treated accordingly. It tends to occur as a result of damage to the kidney caused by chronic kidney disease.


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