Alarming Symptoms

1. Long Standing Diabetes Mellitus.

2.Resistant Hypertension.

3.Blood in your urine.

4. Foamy or Frothy Urine.

5. Puffiness or swelling around your eyes and ankles.

6. Increased frequency of urine.

7. Less energy.

8. Poor appetite.

9. Infertility.

1. Long Standing Diabetes Mellitus. Long duration of Diabetes especially when your eyes also get involved (retinal involvement) is alarming juncture when you should get your kidneys evaluated.

2. Resistant Hypertension – Blood pressure which remains uncontrolled after taking so many pills or high blood pressure occurring at young age also points towards evaluation of your kidneys from kidney specialist.

3.Blood in your urine. When the kidney’s filters have been damaged, these blood cells can start to “leak” out into the urine. In addition to signaling kidney disease, blood in the urine can be indicative of tumors, kidney stones or an infection.

4. Foamy or Frothy Urine. Excessive bubbles in the urine – especially those that require you to flush several times before they go away—indicate protein in the urine.

5. Puffiness or swelling around your eyes and ankles. Protein in the urine is an early sign that the kidneys’ filters have been damaged, allowing protein to leak into the urine. This puffiness around your eyes or ankle can be due to the fact that your kidneys are leaking a large amount of protein in the urine, rather than keeping it in the body.

6. Increased frequency of urine. If you feel the need to urinate more often, especially at night, this can be a sign of early kidney damage. It can also be a sign of a urinary infection or enlarged prostate in men. So it is always advisable to consult your nephrologist or urologist.

7. Less energy. A severe decrease in kidney function can lead to a buildup of toxins and impurities in the blood that can make you feel tired, weak and can make it hard to concentrate.

8. Poor appetite. This is a very general symptom, but increase in level of urea and other toxins from reduced kidney function can be one of the causes.

9. Infertility. Chronic kidney diseases are most important and yet hidden cause of infertility. So it is always advisable to get your kidneys screened too in your infertility evaluation.

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