- Published on: Aug 05, 2021
- 4 minute read
- By: Second Medic Urology Expert
11 Signs You May Have Kidney Disease
Kidney "We Have a Problem"
"One of the reasons why 10% of people with kidney disease know they have it is because symptoms are often attributed to other conditions and not experienced until later stages. For example, signs like increased urination or blood in urine can be mistaken for a bladder infection."
While only 10% of people with chronic kidney disease know they have it, there are several signs that may be experienced by those suffering from the illness. One physical sign is swelling in one or both legs and feet which can cause pain when walking. Another indication could come as blood pressure changes such as increased high readings leading to hypertension due to low levels of erythropoietin production, a hormone involved in red-blood-cell development. The kidneys also produce hormones like rennin, parathyroid hormone (which regulates calcium), calcitonin (a metabolic regulator) and sex hormones - all vital for human life!
When a person has kidney disease, their kidneys are not filtering out accumulated wastes and toxins well. Therefore, people with chronic kidney disease can experience physical symptoms such as high blood pressure or an enlarged spleen before they know that there’s anything wrong at all.
What are the possible signs that you might have kidney disease? If you suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, a family history of renal failure or if you're over age 60 and haven't been tested in a while - it's important to get screened annually for any early warning signals. Be sure to mention anything on your mind with your healthcare practitioner!
Kidney disease can make you feel tired, weak and like it's hard to concentrate. If your kidneys are no longer able to filter toxins out of the blood, then a buildup will occur that leads to these symptoms. A severe decrease in kidney function could also lead anemia which is characterized by fatigue as well!
The day you feel like there's a cloud in your head, it may be hard to focus on anything. This isn't normal and might mean that something is wrong with your kidney function. When toxins build up from decreased blood flow into the kidneys, they start poisoning our bodies by decreasing energy levels or clogging brain cells - both leading symptoms for fatigue and trouble concentrating. Luckily these can often be treated with simple lifestyle changes such as drinking more water, so dehydration doesn't worsen any of those side effects!
You're having trouble sleeping. When the kidneys aren't filtering properly, toxins stay in your blood rather than leaving through urine. This can make it difficult to sleep at night and there are many other complications that come with chronic kidney disease as well such as obesity or even a breathing disorder like apnea where you stop breathing for short periods of time because the brain didn’t send enough oxygen up into your lungs- but these all sound worse so try not to let them get you down!
In order for our bodies to function correctly we need plenty of fresh water and healthy food sources; when this doesn't happen on a regular basis then unhealthy substances will build up within us over time leading towards health problems such as diabetes, hypertension, heart
Many people wonder why their skin is dry and itchy. Healthy kidneys are responsible for removing wastes, fluids, and minerals from the body so that your blood can maintain a healthy balance of substances like nutrients in our diet or potassium levels. When these important organs become damaged due to kidney disease, they cannot do this as well anymore which may be leading cause behind abnormal conditions such as dryness on the surface of your skin - but not just "any" other symptom! It's worth getting checked out by one of our knowledgeable doctors at Second Medic if you're experiencing any unusual changes with how thirsty you feel or notice signs such as excessive itching all over when there isn't an underlying medical condition causing them because we care about diagnosing.
If you find yourself needing to urinate more often, it might be a sign of kidney disease. When the kidneys filters are damaged, they can cause an increase in the urge to go pee. This is also sometimes caused by urinary infections or prostate enlargement in men.
When you see blood in your urine, it's a clear sign that something is wrong with the filters of your kidneys. These natural filers typically collect and filter wastes from the body to make sure they don't get into our bloodstreams; when these are damaged or weakened by things like tumors, kidney stones or infections, this can cause some level of damage. This could lead not only to disease but also pain for someone who has seen signs-blood in their pee should always be checked out as soon as possible!
Your urine is foamy because you are drinking too much alcohol! Excessive bubbles in the urine – especially those that require you to flush several times before they go away—indicate protein in the foam, not eggs or any other food. This can occur when your body breaks down and metabolizes alcohol/sugar, which often leads people to drink more than usual if their kidneys cannot handle all of it at once.
Excessively bubbly pee indicates an excess number of proteins floating around inside your bladder; this may be caused by certain foods like egg whites (a common ingredient) as well as excessive consumption of sugar-laden drinks combined with anything containing high levels of carbohydrates such as pasta or bread products.
You're experiencing persistent puffiness around your eyes and it's making you look tired all day long! Protein in the urine is an early sign that there could be damage to the kidneys' filters, allowing protein to leak into the urine which can lead up to this eye swelling. This type of problem has been seen because of many other kidney issues including high blood pressure or diabetes, so make sure you don't skip out on seeing your doctor if these symptoms persist for more than two weeks because they need professional attention now before serious problems occur later down the line.
If you notice abnormal swelling in your legs, it could be a sign of heart disease or kidney problems. If this is the case for you and your experiencing other symptoms like fatigue or pain on one side of your back near the ribs, then check with a doctor as soon as possible to find out what's going on.
It's likely that you're feeling drained and rundown. You have a poor appetite, nausea or vomiting, muscle cramps, headaches...
This might make sense if your kidneys are having trouble doing their job of filtering blood to remove toxins from the body. The good news is there are solutions! For instance (1) Doctors can prescribe certain medications for kidney function so they'll be able to filter more efficiently; other treatments include dialysis which forces fluid out through an extra-long tube into another bag outside the patient’s body where it passes through waste product removal filters before being pumped back in again: intravenous fluids may also help with hydration levels by adding important minerals like calcium chloride as well as potassium bicarbonate
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