The most common cause of chronic kidney disease is damaged caused to the kidneys by other chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Interestingly, the groups that are most likely to suffer from chronic kidney disease are the same groups of people that are most likely to suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension). For reasons not entirely understood, people of Afro-Caribbean and South Asian (India, Pakistan and Bangladeshi) origins are more likely to develop high blood pressure than other ethnic groups[1] and these are the same groups that are also most likely to develop chronic kidney disease.

As the concentration of red blood cells reduces, your blood carries less and less oxygen, and symptoms of anemia start to be obvious when your kidneys have dropped to around 45% of their usual ability. As kidney failure increases, you become more anemic. Telltale signs of anemia are fatigue, shortness of breath, feeling cold all the time, looking pale, problems concentrating, headaches, and sometimes chest pains. Women also have changes in their period, while men may have trouble with erections.

There are two primary types of kidney failure in humans. The first occurs fairly suddenly and is called “acute renal failure”. We'll talk later about the causes of this condition. The second disease is more insidious and occurs over time. It is called “chronic renal failure”. This type of kidney failure has causes of its own. The treatment for both types of renal failure is roughly the same, with dialysis and kidney transplant being the most common treatments.

Kidney Disease Consequences
Kidney disease that is uncontrolled can become chronic kidney disease (CKD). As CKD worsens, the kidneys can not adequately regulate water in the body. The blood may become too thick, placing an increased work load on the heart.
At the same time, blood chemicals will go unregulated. If the heart lacks the important electrolyte chemicals, it cannot function efficiently.

We can make out if our kidneys are not working properly. A person who has kidney stones or a bladder infection would definitely understand this because of the agonising pain involved. The symptoms involved gives a clear picture that our blood has a high quantity of proteins which is one of the reason behind the formation of kidney stones or we might have a fungus infection or we could have consumed a large quantity of poisons and toxins. Auto-immune deficiencies like Lupus, Hepatitis B, and HIV are also responsible for some kidney problems.

Tragically, twenty-six million Americans or approximately one in nine adults are afflicted with chronic kidney disease and are unaware of it? Kidney disease is a huge health issue in not only the U.S. but around the globe as well.

There are several different types of kidney disease, some of which are worse than others. Kidney disease can be “acute”, meaning it is of a fast onset or “chronic” meaning the decline in kidney function is slow. Both kinds of kidney disease can be due to autoimmune disorders, toxins, medications or infections. Diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure can gradually worsen the function of the kidneys.

Treatment can include the following –
1. Diet: You might hear or read things that suggest certain special diets for your cat. However, the most important thing is that your cat is eating. If your cat doesn't like the diet and refuses to eat the food, it doesn't do much good. Feed your cat the foods she likes to eat, staying with nutritional, healthy foods. Don't feed your cat just dry food. They will need the moisture from other foods to help keep them hydrated.

2. Nutrition: Your veterinarian might suggest a special food called Renafood, which can help better your cat's kidney function. You might need to crush it into your cat's regular food, but most cats actually like it.

3. Supplemental Fluids: Your veterinarian can give your cat supplemental fluids at their office or teach you how to do it at home. This is one of the best ways to keep your cat hydrated.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome – Carpus comes from the Greek word for wrist. The wrist is surrounded by a band of fibrous tissue that normally functions as a support for the joint. The tight space between this fibrous band and the wrist bone is called the carpal tunnel. The median nerve passes through the carpal tunnel to receive sensations from the thumb, index, and middle fingers of the hand.

Metabolic Disorders – caused by a disruption of the chemical processes in the body. In some cases, nerve damage is caused by the inability to properly use energy in the body. In other cases, dangerous substances (toxins) build up in the body and damage nerves. Some metabolic disorders are pass down through families (inherited), while others are develop due to various diseases.

Amyloidosis (metabolic disorder) an disorder where a protein called amyloid is deposited in tissues and organs. Amyloidosis can affect peripheral sensory, motor or autonomic nerves and deposition of amyloid lead to degeneration and dysfunction in these nerves.

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17 thoughts on “Lupus Signs Of Kidney Problems

  1. elpi

    I have had pain in my ankles. I have lupus and I have been wearing uggs?
    They feel better when I wrap them in ace bandages. I am slender and 63 y/o. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what could be going on?

    1. Van Bo

      When you have lupus, it sometimes leads to kidney malfunction (I don’t want to say failure) and that alone can lead to swelling in tissue and joints, or if it has been recognized, then the treatment which is cortisone-based, or actually anything from steroidal to chemotherapy, can cause huge problems with swelling. I don’t know if that’s what’s happening.

      In any case, if you’ve been taking chemo, scale it back or stop it. See a kidney specialist (Urologist) to ensure you don’t have any form of Glomerulonephritis. Get bloodwork done to look for uric acid, gout and less serious liver problems as well. Do not take Tylenol or Acetaminophen. Try Advil or Ibuprophen.

      Avoid alcohol or foods which are prone to cause gout, such as really red meats.

      Consider the possibility of circulatory blockage or PAVD. Soak in warm then cold water, alternately.

      Do mild stretching exercise, and get exercise which is not pounding or strenuous. Walking or bicycle. Elevate the legs where possible, and do not cross them.

      Again, go back to the lab work and check for any sign of rheumatoid condition. Or else, maybe it is just time for osteo arthritis and a general weakening of bone and joints? Do not take very strong calcium replacement drugs which cause jaw problems, and loosen teeth. You may take regular calcium supplements (non-pharmaceutical, but OTC) and Vitamin B12 with iron for the blood, and other post menopausal hormone replacement therapies or vitamins like Centrum etc.

  2. ccvm18

    I was recently diagnosed with Lupus. Could I have same outcome?
    I was recently diagnosed with Lupus haven’t seen specialist Rheumatologist yet. My grandmother and aunt (maternal side) passed away from kidney failure within 3years. I recently learned they were both hypersensitive to sulfar/codeine medications and the sun, as I am. Could it be possible i would have the same outcome? Im 30, aunt was 33 and grandma 40 when diagnosed.
    This was very touching and appreciated. Thank You.

    1. TweetyBird

      You’re asking if it’s possible that you, too, could die. Of course it’s possible. But whether it’s probable is another matter altogether. It may depend on how your lupus is managed and how you respond to treatment. There are 5 types of lupus but you may be talking about the most common and the serious form, SLE. I’m not sure what the drug and sun hypersensitivity have to do with it. Neither is a part of lupus management. Sulfa drugs & codeine aren’t used and with lupus, you’re supposed to avoid the sun. But perhaps there was another reason for bringing this up.

      Lupus does vary in intensity and degree but with close follow-up and treatment, 80-90% of the people with lupus can expect to live a normal life span. The problem your grandmother and aunt may have had is lupus nephritis. Lupus nephritis most often develops within the first five years after the symptoms of lupus start, and usually affects people between the ages of 20 and 40 so you’ll want to have renal function monitored closely. Often the first symptoms of lupus nephritis are weight gain and puffiness in your feet, ankles, legs, hands, and/or eyelids. This swelling often becomes worse throughout the day. Also, your urine may be foamy or frothy, or have a red color. Often the first signs of lupus nephritis show up in clinical laboratory tests on the urine. That is why testing your urine is so important. Either your rheumatologist or your nephrologist will keep you advised but don’t hesitate to ask about renal function monitoring and urine tests.

      In fact, get all your questions and concerns on paper so you can have them addressed at the consult. Get ALL questions answered and all concerns addressed in a way you comprehend. Get correct spellings of unfamiliar words so you may research them later. With vigilant and careful care, there’s no reason you need die young.

      Now I’m sorry I didn’t offer spiritual help. I thought something more immediately practical is what you need now.

  3. B

    Are products containing silica bad for you?
    I heard silica can cause silicosis and other issues.In all my research it only refers to it being a problem for people who work in auto shops and glass companies and stuff like that. But is silica dangerous in household products? I’m asking because I recently bought a hair removal product but it contains silica.

    1. Soc the Poetic Chemist

      no – only if as a dust. It is sand, glass, quartz – pretty benine unless inhaled as a fine dust

      Potential Health Effects
      a. Silicosis: Respirable crystalline silica (quartz) can cause chronic silicosis, a fibrosis
      (scarring) of the lungs. Silicosis may be progressive; it may lead to disability and death.
      Acute Silicosis can occur with exposures to very high concentrations of respirable
      crystalline silica over a very short time period, sometimes as short as a few months. The
      symptoms of acute silicosis include progressive shortness of breath, fever, cough and
      weight loss. Acute silicosis is fatal.
      b. Cancer: Crystalline silica (quartz) inhaled from occupational sources in sufficient
      concentrations is classified as carcinogenic to humans. In its Ninth Annual Report on
      Carcinogens, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) listed crystalline silica as a known
      human carcinogen, based on sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity from studies in
      humans indicating a casual relationship between exposure to respirable crystalline silica
      and increased lung cancer rates in workers exposed to crystalline silica and determined
      that “crystalline silica inhaled in the form of quartz or cristobalite from occupational
      sources is carcinogenic to humans (Group 1).”
      c. Autoimmune Diseases: There is evidence that exposure to respirable crystalline silica
      (without silicosis) or that the disease silicosis may be associated with the increased
      incidence of several autoimmune disorders, — scleroderma, systematic lupus
      erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and diseases affecting the kidneys.
      d. Tuberculosis: Silicosis increases the risk of tuberculosis.
      e. Nephrotoxicity: There is evidence that exposure to respirable crystalline silica (without
      silicosis) or that the disease silicosis is associated with the increased incidence of kidney
      diseases, including end stage renal disease.
      Eye Contact: Crystalline silica (quartz) may cause abrasion of the cornea.
      Skin Contact: May cause abrasion to skin.
      Ingestion: No known health effect.
      Acute Effects: One form of silicosis, Acute Silicosis, can occur with exposures to very high
      concentrations of respirable crystalline silica over a very short time period, sometimes as short as a
      few months. The symptoms of acute silicosis include progressive shortness of breath, fever, cough
      and weight loss. Acute silicosis is fatal.
      Chronic Effects: The adverse health effects -– lung disease, silicosis, cancer, autoimmune disease,
      tuberculosis, and nephrotoxicity — are chronic effects.
      Signs and Symptoms of Exposure: There are generally no signs or symptoms of exposure to
      crystalline silica (quartz). Often, chronic silicosis has no symptoms. The symptoms of chronic
      silicosis, if present, are shortness of breath, wheezing, cough and sputum production. The symptoms
      of acute silicosis are the same as those associated with chronic silicosis; additionally, weight loss and
      fever may also occur. The symptoms of scleroderma include thickening and stiffness of the skin,
      particularly in the fingers, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing and joint problems.
      Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: The condition of individuals with lung
      disease (e.g., bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) can be aggravated by
      See Section 11, Toxicological Information, for additional detail on potential adverse health effects.
      Red Flint Sand and Gravel, LLC Date Prepared May 2008
      Reference No. MSDS for Silica Sand

  4. newschicky

    What is wrong with a cat who leaks urine?
    My female cat, who is almost 5 years old, has been leaking urine for the past month. It seems she mainly does it in her sleep, or when she is very relaxed. (It’s doesn’t happen when she sneezes or is startled or anything like that. It actually happens often when she falls asleep on my lap unfortunately.) I have taken her to my vet, who says that in his 18 years of being a vet he has never seen an incontinent cat. He checked her urine, and she does not have an infection. He did a full blood work on her, and then said that her blood count was off, which is a sign of lupus, an allergy or a million other things. He gave her an injection of an antibiotic and cortizone, which seemed to help a lot, so he wants her to have one a month for a little while to see what happens. However, after 2 weeks the leakage is already coming back and she is not scheduled for the next shot for a couple of weeks. She is an extremely tiny cat – weighs 6 pounds – so he is hoping the cortizone will help that too.

    1. sparkles9

      Has the vet weighed out the possibility of a kidney stone.

      ~I have searched for some answers for you . . .this is what I have found.

      Hormonal incontinence is less common in cats than it is dogs. This is also true of physical problems like ectopic ureters which lead to incontinence, but these conditions are possible. Neurologic deficits can lead to incontinence. Some cats will develop incontinence due to the presence of infection or inflammation in the urinary tract, so control of crystal formation can be helpful if it is causing inflammation and controlling inflammation from other sources is important, too. It is also a good idea to be certain that there is not a reason for increased urine production which can make a problem with incontinence worse. Examples of diseases which cause increased urination are diabetes and kidney failure.

  5. Connie C

    How can something like this discoid lupus be in the intugmentary(skin) and not be in the system ? is the skin?
    not a part of our whole and including , blood vessels, veins lymph ( the skin is a living organ too) Dr’s please ansewer this for me signed worried. Plaqnil is the Tx of choice I ve been given , but other symptoms that affect my eyes and liver also manifest.

    1. Linda R

      Lupus is a disorder of the immune system. It affects different patients in different ways. It can also change over time in the very same patient.

      When UVA and UVB light hit the skin, they alter the DNA in the cells at the surface. Lupus patients make an antibody to this altered DNA. Normal people just wrinkle or get skin cancer over time. We get rashes. When the “allergic” reaction starts it can cause rashes all over the place.

      When antibodies label something as an invader, the immune system kicks in. If the antibodies label the wrong thing, the immune system will try to destroy whatever is labeled. The other immune cells notice the “label” and surround the target, releasing chemicals to digest it and causing the formation of huge molecules called immune complexes. The chemicals cause inflammation which causes rashes, inflammation and pain.

      The immune complexes or garbage are supposed to be processed in the spleen. Our immune “garbage” carriers are also confused and a tad bit lazy. They dump the complexes wherever they want. When the immune complexes get dumped somewhere else in the body-joints, kidneys, heart, lungs, skin, etc. They cause more pain, inflammation and damage.

      Plaquenil interrupts the process of cells surrounding the targets by changing the Ph on the surface. Plaquenil is a drug that lupus patients stay on for life if they have no bad side effects. It’s not like taking an ibuprofen and a headache going away. Plaquenil must be maintained in order to do its work.

      You do not say what your eye and liver problems are. Liver problems can be caused by many things-lupus, medications, other disease. Lupus can affect the eyes, and so can plaquenil. Very rarely, patients get what is called chloroquine retinopathy. If you get your eyes checked every six months and have a “field of vision” test you will be fine. The chances are very small that plaquenil will cause damage. If it does, the damage is very, very slow. The six month eye exam will pick it up. If you stop the drug, you stop the damage.

  6. ♥Amber♥

    what does it mean when your finger nails have ridges on them and start peeling?

    I eat lots of healthy food and take vitamins and never bite my nails but I paint them quite often
    I use hand sanitizer and I sleep enough at night

    1. onlymatch4u

      There are two kinds of ridges that happen on fingernails, vertical and horizontal. The horizontal ridges are usually due to one time events and need to be looked at carefully. Since the nails are the last to receive oxygen because they are the farthest from the heart, they are often the first to show signs of disease processes.

      Vertical Ridges and Split Nails can be lots of things. They include adrenal gland problems, arthritic tendencies, asthma, broken heart, bronchitis, calcium deficiency, chronic fatigue, chronic inflammation, chronic stress, depression, emotional trauma, excretory system conditions, hyperactivity or overexertion, iron deficiency, kidney problems, laryngitis, nervous problems, poor digestion/absorption in the small intestine, chemicals from food, dieting, protein deficiency, respiratory problems, unhappiness, Vitamin A deficiency, yeast and other fungi, lupus, chemo or radiation side effect, drugs or prescription use.

      Remember to look to see if there are ridges on more than one finger and if the ridges are on the same finger of each hand, then that will help nail down more specifically the problem. That will help in ruling in or out what the cause is. Personally, I just use QRA testing to see which issues to address and use this as a piece of the entire puzzle. If you have ridges on all your nails, your intestines are not effectively assimilating the foods you are eating. Most of the time this is due to LOW hydrochloric acid. If you take any antacids or have acid indigestion or reflux, this is an indication of hypochloridia (low stomach acid) and your food is not being digested well. If you have a lack of appetite, bloating, etc., that is usually due to pancreatic insufficiency and poor enzyme activity.

      good luck to you

  7. Kelsey

    What would happen if someone has been diagnosed with lupus but hasn’t taken their medicine in over a year?
    my friend was diagnosed with lupus when she was about 20. she has no insurance so she stopped taking her medicine awhile ago. however, she seems to have no symptoms and is doing fine without the medicine…

    1. ★☆✿❀

      There are symptoms of Lupus that can be silent but deadly. There’s no way of knowing if her organs are functioning as they should without seeing her doctor and having them tested. Kidney problems are common in Lupus but often do not show any outward signs.

      The medication prescribed for Lupus help prevent flare ups and stop the body from attacking itself. It would help prevent damage to her organs too.

      I suggest she pays out of her own pocket to see a doctor to have her kidneys and liver tested.


  8. melanieinmi2000

    what are the signs and symptoms to lupus?
    Everyone is telling me i need to be tested for lupus,,because of all my problems at the age 32….barretts, had a nisan done , hysterectomy, gall bladder removed. endometrosis. fingers are twisting and i hurt all over and very tired ….my throid panels are all fine ….i just want someone to care …been to many doctors and seems like they just do not care anymore…

    1. stephanie

      Lupus may be hard to diagnose. It’s often mistaken for other diseases. For this reason, lupus has been called the “great imitator.” The signs of lupus differ from person to person. Some people have just a few signs; others have more.

      Common signs of lupus are:

      Red rash or color change on the face, often in the shape of a butterfly across the nose and cheeks

      Painful or swollen joints

      Unexplained fever

      Chest pain with deep breathing

      Swollen glands

      Extreme fatigue (feeling tired all the time)

      Unusual hair loss (mainly on the scalp)

      Pale or purple fingers or toes from cold or stress

      Sensitivity to the sun

      Low blood count

      Depression, trouble thinking, and/or memory problems

      Other signs are mouth sores, unexplained seizures (convulsions), “seeing things” (hallucinations), repeated miscarriages, and unexplained kidney problems.

  9. Alisha P

    Im going to the salon after school to have my fingernails and my toenails done.?
    Is there anything i should know before going? This is my first itme to have a set of nails and my toenails done. Im a 16 year old female. Also what is a good color to wear on my nails (fingernails and toenails)?

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