What are the first signs of Kidney Disease?

Nephrotic syndrome is one of the major health burdens affecting millions of people annually. Early Kidney diseases don’t show any symptoms. You will be shocked to know that many people suffer from chronic kidney ailments without even knowing they have them. That’s the reason why It is very important to know the signs and symptoms of kidney problems to get treatment as earlier as possible and prevent the worsening of kidney function.

You may have a Kidney Problem if you have these signs

1. Fatigue

As a Kidney is a natural blood filter, its malfunction can lead to the accumulation of impurities in the blood. As a result, It can cause people to feel tired, weak and difficult in concentrating.

2. Shortness of breath

Kidney disease can cause shortness of breath as a result multiple factors occurred due to the worsening of Kidney function such as anaemia, dyspnea, and pulmonary oedema.

3. Swelling in hands or feet

kidneys are responsible for the production of urine. A malfunctioned kidney may produce less urine output and as a result, the body can retain fluid also known as edema in various parts of the body in the hands, feet, and lungs.

4. Itching

If the Kidneys stopped working as they should, toxins can build up in the body which can cause a distressing skin condition known also known as Pruritus. Pruritus also known as Pruritus Uremia is an itchy skin condition that manifests mostly in advanced kidney diseases but can also be experienced in early-stage kidney diseases.

5. Anemia

Kidneys produce an important hormone called erythropoietin (EPO) that signals the body to make red blood cells. Diseased kidneys cannot make enough EPO. If there are Low EPO levels in the body, anemia can develop. Anemia is a condition if there are no adequate healthy red blood cells or haemoglobin or iron in the body.