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8 worrying signs you could have kidney disease

Blood in urine

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Kidneys play such an important role in filtering toxins in your body. It’s important to watch out for any telltale signs of kidney disease. When diagnosed, you can get treatment and progress with your life normally. However, if not treated, kidney disease could progress and lead to kidney failure.

Most signs of kidney disease could also be a sign of other conditions. As such, if you experience them, you should see a doctor for blood and urine tests to confirm that you are free from kidney disease and also get treatment for whatever condition you may be having.

Check out some signs:

1. Poor appetite

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This could happen as a result of various conditions. Even so, reduced appetite could be as a result of accumulated toxins in the body because the kidneys are not functioning properly.

2. Blood in urine

Never ignore blood in urine as it could be an indicator of kidney problems. Blood in urine could mean that the kidney filters are failing thus leaking the blood cells into the urine.

3. Change in urinating patterns

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You may develop the urge to urinate more often or even less. Frequent urination, however, could also be a sign of urinary tract infection or enlarged prostate in men. It could also be a sign of diabetes.

4. Foamy urine

This is an indicator of protein presence in urine.

5. Nausea

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The buildup of toxins in the blood can make you feel nauseous, vomit and lose weight after some time since you are eating less.

6. Fatigue

Fatigue results from a buildup of toxins in the body and you may also have difficulties concentrating.

7. Feeling lethargic

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Anemia is not uncommon when you have kidney disease. You might, therefore, experience anemic symptoms such as feeling weak and dizzy.

8. Swelling

When the kidneys aren’t functioning properly. Fluids are retained in your body making your feet and ankles swell. Swelling could also be a sign of liver or heart disease. 

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