How do you know you have a kidney problem? What are the signs which are usually missed by the people until any damage occur? Does kidney problem affect other organs? Do they have stages? Can they be treated? If yes, then who treats kidney problem? There might be many unanswered questions hijacking your mind if you are experiencing symptoms that may relate to a kidney condition. Kideny problem is something that can adversely affect your health in the short and long run, if not treated in immediate effect.
According to a statistic based on research, approximately 4 lakh patients suffer from grievous kidney conditions and unfortunately, only 1% gets their kidney transplant done and rest 99% manage to get access to dialysis as long as possible.
Kidney diseases slowly progress over time and hamper the primary function of the body. They disturb the body’s ability to regulate water level, maintain acid-base balance, excrete waste product. When these functions get disturbed, the body suffers a lot and causes conditions like hypertension, diabetes, infection, difficulty urinating, autoimmune diseases, cold intolerance, fatigue, nausea and vomiting.
Here, providing you with a list of symptoms which are often ignored until the condition become deadly. Some of the most common symptoms that may warn you kidney diseases are-
1) Feeling shiver all the time
2) Problem while urination
4) Lack of appetite
7) Changes in taste (metallic taste)
8) Easy bruising
9) Swelling of the face
10) Cloudy or foamy urine (owing to excess protein in the urine)
11) Lack of concentration
12) Nausea and vomiting
13) Pain or swelling in the legs
14) Pain in the upper back
15) Frequent urine at night
What are the complications?
The kidney problems may have far-ranging and severe health concerns that may further lead to other health concerns. The organs like heart, lungs, endocrine glands, etc are more susceptible to get affected by the kidney problem. and the problems, they cause include diabetes, the hardening of the arteries, palpitation, slowed heart rate, weak pulse, and high blood pressure, stroke, and even sudden cardiac death or organ failure.
When to Consult a Doctor?
You are recommended to consult a nephrologist if you have developed these symptoms. A nephrologist is a specialized doctor who treats all minor to severe kidney problems. It is your body and so it is your duty to keep eyes on the symptoms and identify risk factors that can be mistaken for other health condition.
So do not compromise your health. Get your conditions tested!
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