Did You Know? Uremia predominantly affects patients over the age of 60
Uremia is Reversible if the Cause Can be Found and Corrected within 24 Hours
Uremia is directly related to kidney damage and it is critical that if a patient suffers from a known kidney conditions, trauma or failure; that they seek treatment immediately. Kidney function is critical to the human body a precaution should be taken to ensure permanent damage or life threatening side effects don’t go unnoticed. Uremia is one of dozens of medical conditions that can occur from kidney failure.
Please use this guide as a resource for knowledge and understanding of uremia, what it is, what are the causes, symptoms and treatment options.
Uremia is a dangerous condition that occurs when the kidneys no longer filter properly. It's likely to occur when a person is in the final stage of chronic kidney disease.
Uremia is caused by any condition that affects the kidneys ability to filter waste or any condition the causes low blood volume or decreased blood flow. Some examples of these conditions are:
Symptoms of uremia are related to kidney damage that prevents the kidneys from filtering out nitrogen waste. This nitrogen waste builds up in the bloodstream, poisoning the body. The symptoms of uremia are serious and may occur very quickly. Some symptoms are:
Treatment options can vary from patient to patient but immediate attention is needed to stabilize the body and filter blood when the kidneys can no longer do so naturally. Common treatment options may include:
For more information on kidney failure and nephrology, please visit: http://www.kidney.org