Kidney disease occurs when the kidneys fail to function properly, and when they fail to filter the blood, and perform other vital functions, such as controlling blood pressure, and ensuring that the body has a normal balance of fluid volume, and electrolytes.

What are the symptoms of Kidney disease?

Swelling of the face, feet, and abdomen. People with Kidney disease often have swelling in the face below the eyelids which is most noticeable in the morning. It is important to note that swelling of the body is not always a signal of Kidney disease, and people with severe Kidney disease may show nobody swelling at all.

Loss of appetite, an abnormal taste in the mouth, and poor eating habits are also an important sign of Kidney disease. People with advanced Kidney disease (renal failure) also experience nausea, vomiting, and hiccups because the level of toxic materials in their bodies is higher.


Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common symptom in people with Kidney disease. This is especially true in people who are under the age of 30, or who have very high blood pressure.

The inability to concentrate, pale skin, anemia, general weakness, and fatigue (which are caused by anemia) are symptoms of Kidney disease. Kidney failure must be ruled out if a person with anemia does not respond to standard treatments for Kidney disease.

People with low back pain, aching bodies, leg cramps, and itching oftentimes have Kidney disease. Kids with Kidney disease oftentimes have slow growth, short stature, and Ricketts.

People with Kidney disease often times have urinary incontinence, which can include: reduction in the volume of urine – which can cause Kidney disease; frequently urinating, a burning sensation while urinating, and passing of blood or pus in the urine, difficulty urinating, poor urine flow, and sometimes not urinating at all.

Now about your Kidneys:

The Kidneys are an amazing organ which plays a large part in purifying our bodies and keeping them healthy by filtering out waste and toxic materials – for example, urine is in essence filtered blood. The Kidneys also play a key role in regulating blood pressure (something that is vital for humans to survive), fluid, and electrolyte volume in the body.

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