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Early Symptoms of Kidney Disease

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  • Early Symptoms of Kidney Disease

    Several days ago, a patient from India consulted our professional online doctor such a question, ”What are the early symptoms of kidney disease”?. Today, we will talk about this question in detail:

    Firstly, people should realize that kidney disease is a silent killer. Therefore, it is necessary to know about the early symptoms.

    Changes of urine Kidney is a significant organ that produces urine. When kidneys are damaged, changes of urine may occur. Such as, increased urine output, decreased urine output, frequent urination at night, foamy urine, dark-colored urine, difficulty urinating, etc.

    Swelling In normal case, kidneys can help filter out wastes and toxins out of the blood. When they fail to work normally, extra fluid will build up in the body, resulting swelling. And it can be seen around the eyelids, feet, ankles, hands and other parts.

    Fatigue Kidneys can secrete a hormone named Erythropoietin, which is responsible for the production of red blood cells. As kidneys fail, there will be less red blood cells to carry oxygen, as a result, anemia occurs. And this is a major cause of fatigue in people with kidney disease.

    High blood pressure To be honest, high blood pressure can cause kidney disease, on the contrary, it can also be a common symptom of kidney disorders. When they are impaired, they will fail to regulate a blood pressure, combined with renal ischemia and anoxic, hypertension is more likely to occur.

    Pain in the back area Sometimes, patients may experience back pain, flank pain, etc. Let’s take Polycystic Kidney Disease for example, it refers to a medical condition featured by numerous fluid-filled cysts in the kidneys. With time, the cysts will increase both in numbers and sizes, gradually, they will oppress the adjacent renal tissues, resulting back pain.