Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Chronic kidney disease is actually more prevalent than most people realize; unfortunately, it’s often left undiagnosed until much later in the course of the disease. If you suffer from kidney disease and you are not experiencing the typical symptoms, then you might be in danger of developing Chronic Kidney Disease.
That’s because the symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease can be misleading at the same time. It’s not uncommon for many people to notice that they have kidney failure but only if their kidney function has dropped to below 25% of its previous value.
This means that if a person has low kidney function, their kidneys are actually working less efficiently than they once did; in essence, their kidneys are not filtering out the right substances as they should. What’s more, the symptoms of this disease can also be misleading.
One of the most common symptoms of this type of kidney disease is uric acid build up in the blood
This is a very dangerous condition, as this can cause a serious health problem. Unfortunately, many people have been misdiagnosed with this condition, especially if they’re living in an area where the level of uric acid in the blood is high.
Another symptom of this condition is when a person experiences pain while passing urine, even though their kidney function has improved dramatically. In fact, many kidney patients who are experiencing this pain report having had their kidneys surgically removed.
However, even if they had been diagnosed with this condition, it could easily have been a result of another disease, and not a sign of an impending kidney failure. Unfortunately, many patients who have never suffered from any symptoms of chronic kidney disease have been misdiagnosed, because they may have been experiencing these symptoms before.
Doctors have a tendency to focus on the signs of acute kidney disease when they are evaluating patients; however, even if these symptoms are experienced by people who haven’t yet developed a kidney condition, the doctor will still focus on the symptoms of chronic kidney disease when he or she is diagnosing patients.
A common mistake that doctors make when it comes to diagnosing patients is the tendency to focus on the symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease, when in reality, they are suffering from other conditions entirely.
Even if you’re experiencing a variety of symptoms, such as
- Severe weakness and fatigue
- Abdominal pain during bowel movements
- A burning sensation or pain in the stomach
- Nausea, etc.
If you don’t have any other type of kidney condition, it is important to see your doctor as soon as possible. Because there are other serious problems that a person can develop with their kidneys, you want your physician to be able to rule out any serious medical conditions before diagnosing you with a medical condition.
In addition, your doctor should also be aware of the many symptoms of chronic kidney disease
One of the most common symptoms is pain and fatigue. Pain and fatigue are both very common with kidney patients, especially if they’ve had kidney problems in the past. Often, patients are unaware that pain and fatigue are a result of kidney problems until it’s too late.
Other symptoms include having pain during urination and even when you’re sleeping. You might feel tired and weak as a result of this chronic condition and your doctor might even notice that your body isn’t responding well to certain types of medications.
Of course, all of these symptoms aren’t always indicative of a medical problem, but they certainly help your doctor rule out many of the potential causes for your symptoms. In order to determine if you’re actually experiencing any symptoms of chronic kidney disease, your doctor will need to ask questions of you.
One of the things that you’ll need to tell your doctor is your family’s history, as well as the treatment you’ve received over the years. If you’re diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease, you may be put on a series of medications to help ease some of the symptoms.
However, if your doctor feels that the cause of your symptoms is something more serious than just dehydration or kidney infection, the medication may not help you at all. Your doctor will definitely want to know what your lifestyle and diet is like, in addition to any medications you may be taking.
In conclusion, if you think that you may have this condition, you need to see your doctor as quickly as possible. Don’t wait until it’s too late!
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