Chronic Kidney Disease

A. PATHOPHYSIOLOGY a. Schematic Diagram
Non-Modifiable Factors -Hereditary -Age greater than 60 years old -Gender -Race Modifiable Factors -Diabetic Mellitus -Hypertension -Increase Protein and Cholesterol Intake -Smoking -Use of analgesics

Decreased renal blood flow Primary kidney disease Damage from other diseases Urine outflow obstruction
Decreased glomerular filtration Hypertrophy of remaining nephrons Inability to concentrate urine Further loss of nephron function Serum Creatinin e


Dilute Polyuri a

Loss of Sodium in Urine

Hyponatremi a

Loss of nonexcretory renal function


Failure to convert inactive forms of calcium Calcium absorption

Failure to produce eryhtropoietin

Impaired insulin action

Production of lipids Advanced atherosclerosis

Immune disturbances

Disturbances in reproduction

Anemi a Pallor

Erratic blood glucose levels

Delayed wound healing

Infectio n

Libid o



1 Hypocalcemi a Excretion of nitrogenous waste Uremia Osteodystroph y Decreased sodium reabsorption in tubule Water Retention 2 Loss of excretory renal function Decreased potassium excretion Decreased phosphate excretion Decreased hydrogen excretion Hyperkalemia Hyperphosphatemi a Decreased calcium absorption Metabolic acidosis BUN. Creatinine Uric Acid Hypertension Heart Failure Edema Proteniuria Hypocalcemi a Hyperparathyroidism Decreased potassium excretion Peripheral nerve changes Pericarditi s Increased potassium CNS changes Pruritu s Altered Taste Bleeding Tendencie s .

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