CAUSES OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
There are many conditions that can contribute to developing chronic kidney disease. Diabetes, high blood pressure, glomerular disease, and polycystic kidney disease are four main causes. Unfortunately, kidney disease for most is quiet, you don't realize you have a problem until you do.
For those with diabetes, you have a higher probability rate in developing kidney disease and left untreated could lead to further kidney damage and or kidney failure. It is key that those that have diabetes stay vigilante with their health, and each year should be tested to see if diabetes is damaging their kidneys.
- Sleep problems
- Loss of appetite
- Persistent itching
- Fatigue and weakness
- Changes in urine output
- Muscle twitches and cramps
- Decreased mental sharpness
- Chest pain, if fluid builds up around the lining of the heart
- High blood pressure (hypertension) that's difficult to control
- Pain in the small of the back that will not worsen with movement
- Shortness of breath, can be caused by fluid building up in the lungs
- Swelling of hands and feet, sometimes thought of as a side effects of other medications
Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease