More than 37 million American adults are living with Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and most don’t know it. The kidneys are at the center of your bone health. So it’s vital to keep track of their function.
As important as your kidneys are to your health (including your bone health), symptoms of their malfunction can be quite subtle. Early detection is very important in order to prevent permanent kidney damage, so it’s recommended to know and understand the signs in order to be able to tell if something is not right with these detoxification organs.
“There are a number of physical signs of kidney disease, but sometimes people attribute them to other conditions. Also, those with kidney disease tend not to experience symptoms until the very late stages, when the kidneys are failing or when there are large amounts of protein in the urine. This is one of the reasons why only 10% of people with chronic kidney disease know that they have it,” says Dr. Joseph Vassalotti, Chief Medical Officer at the National Kidney Foundation.
In this article, you’ll learn about 10 early warning signs that could mean your kidney is not functioning as it should, knowing these is so important and can stop your kidney from being damaged permanently!
Be sure to mention any symptoms you’re experiencing to your Doctor.