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Who is most at risk for kidney disease?

People who have:  

  • Diabetes

  • High Blood Pressure

  • A Family History of Kidney Disease

  • An Age over 60 

  • An African, Asian, Hispanic, or Indigenous Heritage

Those who are at risk should make sure they are tested at least once a year (this can be done through a blood test, urine test, etc.). Many times, the symptoms of kidney disease do not reveal themselves until the kidneys are already irreparably damaged. This means that there are a number of people who have kidney disease and don't even know it. Early detection can be key!

 

References: kidneyfund.org/prevention/are-you-at-risk/  

                      kidney.org/atoz/content/kidneytests

What are the symptoms of kidney disease?

 

In most cases, the symptoms of kidney disease are not experienced until the kidneys are already in a poor condition. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Low energy

  • Trouble concentrating

  • Dry, itchy skin

  • Frequent urination 

  • Bloody or foamy urine

  • Puffy eyes

  • Swollen ankles/feet

  • Poor appetite

  • Cramped muscles 

References: kidney.org/news/ekidney/august14/10_signs_you_may_have_kidney_disease

 

 

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