Here are Some Symptoms of Kidney Disease? When Should You Visit Your Doctor?

Kidney disease occurs when your kidneys become damaged and can’t perform their function. Damage may be caused by diabetes, high blood pressure, and various other chronic (long-term) conditions. Kidney disease can lead to other health problems, including weak bones, nerve damage, and malnutrition.

If you have chronic kidney disease in its early stages, and sometimes even in its advanced stages, you may not detect any symptoms. The majority of people do not experience symptoms at first. This is risky since harm might occur without you recognizing it.

If your chronic kidney disease has progressed, you may be able to:

  • You’ve been vomiting or feel like you’re going to vomit a lot.
  • Peeing more or less frequently than usual
  • Your pee has “foam” in it.
  • Swelling, especially in the ankles, as well as puffiness around the eyes.
  • Feeling exhausted or out of breath all of the time
  • Not in the mood to eat
  • Being unable to taste much
  • Muscle spasms, particularly in your legs
  • Having extremely dry, itchy skin.
  • Sleep apnea
  • You’re losing weight for no apparent reason.

A child with chronic renal disease may also be tired and sleepy than usual, have a smaller appetite than usual, and not grow as fast as they should.

 

TYPES OF KIDNEY DISEASES

  1. Chronic kidney disease
  2. Kidney Stones
  3. Glomerulonephritis
  4. Polycystic Kidney Disease
  5. Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s)

When Should You Visit Your Doctor?
Make an appointment if you observe any of the symptoms listed above. There could be other causes as well, but you’ll need to see your doctor figure out what’s wrong and how to cure it.

If you’re at risk you have high blood pressure or diabetes, or if kidney disease runs in your family, for instance, ask your doctor how often you’ll need to get checked. It’s critical that you do this so that your kidneys can function as efficiently as possible.

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