Kidney Disease

Some signs and symptoms of kidney disease.

Healthy kidneys do three important things: (1) remove wastes from the blood via the urine and return clean blood to the body; (2) regulate levels of water and minerals in the body, and (3) produce hormones that control other body functions. If you believe that your loved one is suffering from a kidney problem, chances are his/ her kidneys are not performing one or more of these functions. If this is the case, your loved one’s health could be in grave danger.

Review the following signs of kidney disease. If you perceive that your loved one is experiencing this kinds of problems, it’s a good idea to consult with a medical professional.

Signs of kidney disease include:

  • A burning sensation or other difficulty during urination
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • General fatigue
  • Frequent headaches
  • Itchiness all over
  • High blood pressure
  • Loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting
  • Puffiness in the eyes, hands, and feet
  • Severe muscle cramps
  • Swelled or numb hands or feet
  • Urinating more or less frequently than usual
  • Urine that is bloody, cloudy, or tea-colored
  • Urine that foams excessively

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