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12 Symptoms of Kidney Disease


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    12 Symptoms of Kidney Disease

    Most people are not aware of the fact that kidney diseases can be silent killers. They may not show any symptoms for a long time till the situation becomes critical. It is important to recognize the symptoms of kidney diseases to catch them early.

    Here is a list of twelve such symptoms you should look out for:

    Changes in your urinary function
    The first symptom of kidney disease is changes the amount, frequency of your urination. There may be an increase or decrease in amount and/or its frequency, especially at night. It may also look more dark coloured. You may feel the urge to urinate but are unable to do so when you get to the restroom.


    Difficulty or pain during voiding
    Sometimes you have difficulty or feel pressure or pain while voiding. Urinary tract infections may cause symptoms such as pain or burning during urination. When these infections spread to the kidneys they may cause fever and pain in your back.


    Blood in the urine
    This is a symptom of kidney disease which is a definite cause for concern. There may be other reasons, but it is advisable to visit your doctor in case you notice it.


    Swelling
    Kidneys remove wastes and extra fluid from the body. When they are unable to do so, this extra fluid will build up causing swelling in your hands, feet, ankles and/or your face.


    Extreme fatigue and generalised weakness
    Your kidneys produce a hormone called erythropoietin which helps make red blood cells that carry oxygen. In kidney disease lower levels of erythropoietin causes decreased red blood cells in your body resulting in anaemia. There is decreased oxygen delivery to cells causing generalised weakness and extreme fatigue.


    Dizziness & Inability to concentrate
    Anaemia associated with kidney disease also depletes your brain of oxygen which may cause dizziness, trouble with concentration, etc.


    Feeling cold all the time
    If you have kidney disease you may feel cold even when in a warm surrounding due to anaemia. Pyelonephritis (kidney infection) may cause fever with chills.


    Skin rashes and itching
    Kidney failure causes waste build-up in your blood. This can causes severe itching and skin rashes.


    Ammonia breath and metallic taste
    Kidney failure increases level of urea in the blood (uraemia). This urea is broken down to ammonia in the saliva causing urine-like bad breath called ammonia breath. It is also usually associated with an unpleasant metallic taste (dysgeusia) in the mouth.


    Nausea and vomiting
    The build-up of waste products in your blood in kidney disease can also cause nausea and vomiting.


    Shortness of breath
    Kidney disease causes fluid to build up in the lungs. And also, anaemia, a common side-effect of kidney disease, starves your body of oxygen. You may have trouble catching your breath due to these factors.


    Pain in the back or sides
    Some cases of kidney disease may cause pain. You may feel a severe cramping pain that spreads from the lower back into the groin if there is a kidney stone in the ureter. Pain may also be related to polycystic kidney disease, an inherited kidney disorder, which causes many fluid-filled cysts in the kidneys. Interstitial cystitis, a chronic inflammation of the bladder wall, causes chronic pain and discomfort.

    It is important to identify kidney disease early because in most cases the damage in the kidneys can’t be undone. To reduce your chances of getting severe kidney problems, see your doctor when you observe one or more of the above symptoms. If caught early, kidney disease can be treated very effectively.


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    Re: 12 Symptoms of Kidney Disease

    Thanks Nisha for sharing the very useful info.

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    Re: 12 Symptoms of Kidney Disease

    Quote Originally Posted by jv_66 View Post
    Thanks Nisha for sharing the very useful info.
    You are welcome Jayanthy ka...


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    Re: 12 Symptoms of Kidney Disease

    Hi Nisha,
    useful information.thnx for sharing it.

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    Re: 12 Symptoms of Kidney Disease

    Quote Originally Posted by kavitha_rishi View Post
    Hi Nisha,
    useful information.thnx for sharing it.
    Thanks and you are welcome Kavitha...


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    Re: 12 Symptoms of Kidney Disease

    thank you very much for giving details about this disease.

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