Many people do not know that they are suffering from chronic kidney disease until it become more serious. Therefore, knowing the signs of kidney disease can help you get the best treatment early.
If you have one of the following symptoms, you should go to doctor for blood and urine testing.
Symptoms 1: The change in urination
As we know, the kidneys produce the urine, so when the kidneys are damaged, there will be many changes in your urination.
- Urinate many times at night.
- Urine with foam or bubbles.
- Urinate more often than usual or vice versa.
- Have blood in your urine.
- Feel difficult urination.
Symptom 2: Edema
The damaged kidneys cannot eliminate the excess liquid anymore, thus accumulating fluid in your body can cause swelling in the legs, ankles, feet, face or hands.
Symptom 3: Fatigue
Healthy kidneys produce a hormone called erythropoietin, this hormone helps the body makes erythrocyte that carries oxygen. When kidneys fail, they make less erythropoietin and your body has fewer erythrocytes (anemia), and as a result, your muscles and brain will become tired quickly.
Symptom 4: Itch and skin rash
The kidneys have function of removing waste from the blood. Therefore, when the kidneys fail, the accumulation of waste products in your blood can cause severe itch.
Symptom 5: Ammoniac breath
The accumulation of waste products in the blood can make food taste different and cause bad breath. You may also notice that you do not like to eat meat anymore, or you lose weight because you feel unappetizing.
Symptom 6: Nausea and vomiting
Intense accumulation of waste products in the blood can also cause nausea and vomiting many times in the day.
Symptom 7: Shallow breathing
The breathlessness may relate to the excess fluid accumulation in your lungs or anemia.
Symptom 8: chills
Anemia can make you feel cold always, even when you are in the room with warm temperatures.
Symptom 9: Dizziness and distracting
Anemia means your brain will not get enough oxygen anymore. This can lead to memory problems, causing loss of concentration, lightheadedness and dizziness.
Symptom 10: Leg pain or back pain
Some people with kidney disease may have pain in the back or two sides of spine, which can seriously influence on your work as well as your life.
There are many cases leading to kidney failure and even strokes. Therefore, whenever you feel unwell, let go to doctor for treatment as soon as possible.