Edema in kidney disease photo

Edema is a congestion in the tissues of the body of a large amount of fluid. So-called, renal edema, can have varying degrees of severity and persistence.

With kidney diseases, the formation of edemaassociated with a violation in the protein composition of the blood, the presence in it of excess sodium ions, attracting water. It is with protein damage that the so-called nephrotic syndrome occurs, characterized by the fact that with each act of urination the patient loses up to 60 grams of protein. In addition, edema can be caused by a delay in water in the blood, resulting from improper functioning of the kidneys (acute nephritis), as well as the presence of tumor formations in the kidneys that prevent their normal activity.

A characteristic feature of renal edema is: the rapidity of their formation, the initial appearance in the field of eyelids, face, feet and possible further spread throughout the body. Kidney swelling is soft to the touch, they can be moved to another place with the help of hands, they are combined with dryness and pallor of the skin.

Edema in diseases of the kidney in which diseases

Nephrosis, pyelonephritis, nephritis, kidney tumors, chronic renal failure, acute glomerulonephritis, amyloidosis of the kidneys.

To what doctors to address, if Edemas with diseases of kidneys

- Nephrologist
- Oncologist
- Urologist