of Kidney Disease
Normally the early symptoms of kidney disease are very noticeable when
malfunction, fluids and waste products stay in the body, which is life
kidneys are the bean shaped organs that are located at each sides of
The functions of the organs include cleansing the blood,
getting rid of waste and excess water from the body, controlling the
quality and quantity of body fluids, and producing vitamins and
hormones that direct cellular activities.
Among the general causes of kidney diseases are high blood pressure and
diabetes as well.
People that are suffering from these conditions are at a higher risk of
developing kidney diseases. Disease conditions that can have an effect
on the blood vessels, such as atherosclerosis, hypertension and
diabetes, can impair the ability of the kidneys to regulate body fluids
and filter blood. Other factors that can produce a disorder
on these organs include infection and disease in other body parts,
restraint of the urinary tract (enlarged prostate, tumor, kidney
and severe blood loss or dehydration.
diseases often don't have any symptoms until they are in their late
Warning signs and early symptoms of kidney disease that shouldn't be
include high blood pressure, mid-back pain,
urination, painful urination, abnormal discharges during urination,
decrease urine output, urine discoloration (coffee-colored, bloody,
foamy), and puffiness or swelling in the wrists, ankles, thighs,
abdomen, face or around the eyes.
Symptoms of kidney disorders
that are in their progressive stages could involve: cramps in the
skin that looks darkened, loss of sensitivity in feet and/or hands,
vomiting and/or nausea, loss of appetite and of concentration,
tiredness, feeling of itchiness, urinating less or more
The test that is most commonly used to
detect kidney problems is urinalysis. If a structural complication of
the kidney is speculated, imaging tests like the: CT scan, ultrasound,
intravenous pyelogram (IVP), and renal arteriogram among others are
used to evaluate its condition.
In some cases, biopsy of the kidney is used to monitor if a certain
treatment is effective and determine the cause of blood or protein in
the urine. If the symptoms are suggesting infection, urine culture is
completed to find out the kind of bacteria that is causing the problem.
treatment greatly depends on the type of kidney disorder.
If the early symptoms of
kidney disease are
caused by other conditions, it is
recommended to address them first in order to minimize or prevent
further damage. In early
stages, most common treatments include medications, dietary
restrictions and surgery. If the case is severe, kidney transplant
surgery or dialysis may be necessary if the kidney can no longer remove
the excess water and waste from the body.
The kidneys regulate several
functions and are existent in numerous body
It is crucial to take care of these vital organs
to prevent any conditions that could critically damage your
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