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About KIDNEYS

  1. Human-kidney-adjusted-27543047When do you consult a Nephrologist (Kidney Doctor) ?

    1. If you have any of the following symptoms of kidney disease or
      • Swelling of legs, face, hands or abdomen
      • Decreased urine output
      • Shortness of breath
      • Easy fatiguability
      • Anorexia, nausea and vomiting
      • Itchiness
      • Low back pain
    2. If you have any of the high risk factors for kidney diseases
      • Diabetes Mellitus
      • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
      • Age > 50 years
      • Smoking
      • Overweight
      • Any history of kidney diseases like stones or cysts
      • Family history of kidney diseases

If you have any of the above symptoms or high risk factors, you may need testing for kidney disease! Early chronic kidney disease has no sign or symptoms. You can help delay or prevent kidney failure by treating kidney disease early.