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Signs Of Kidney Disease You Need To Watch Out For, Consult Your Doctor If You Experience Them

What makes kidney disease dangerous is that it gets diagnosed at very late stages for most people. Not many individuals are educated enough to know that the symptoms of kidney disease are not silent, but are redundant enough to not care.

Unfortunately in some cases, the symptoms may not even become present until the condition is critical.

Here are the top signs of kidney disease that you need to be aware of.

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Changing of Your Urinary Function: The first telltale sign of kidney disease is the change in the amount and frequency you urinate. You could see a dramatic increase or decrease in the amount of urine you pass.

At times you might also notice your urine change into a darker color. You might also feel this extreme urge to urinate but are unable to once you reach the washroom.

If you sense a change in your urinary function, it’s best to start paying attention and making notes of your daily visits to the washroom.

Difficulty or Pain While Urinating: You might have difficulty, or feel pressure or pain while trying to empty your bladder.

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This could mean that you have developed a urinary tract infection, this is easily curable, but it is best to catch it early because it has the potential to spread to your kidneys, you might develop a fever and pain in your neck.

Blood in the Urine: This is one of the symptoms that cannot be missed and is a direct cause for concern. Blood in the urine is a direct symptom of kidney disease.

You need to visit your doctor immediately if this symptom has surfaced. Because blood in the urine could also be associated to several bladder cancers.

Swelling or Oedema:

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All the excess waste and fluids in your body is removed by your kidneys. When they can no longer do that, this extra waste and fluid builds up in your body.

When this occurs, the person will experiences swelling of the feet, ankles, puffiness in the face and tightness in their hands.

Extreme Fatigue: When your kidneys are functioning properly, they’re producing a hormone called erythropoietin, which helps red blood cells carry oxygen.

When your kidneys malfunction, the levels of his hormone drop drastically. This sudden drop in red blood cells causes your body to become weak and fatigue.

Skin Rashes and Itching:

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This symptom can often be commonly confused with other conditions such as allergies, but the rashes could be a symptom of kidney disease and failure.

What causes this is renal failure, which also causes waste to build up in your blood. This is what causes severe itching and skin rashes.

All these are worth looking into or consulting your doctor about if you experience them.

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