Today we are continuing our discussion on KIDNEY Basics and will talk more about what happens when your kidneys don’t work properly. Remember knowledge is power!
We learned the WHAT, WHERE and HOW of kidneys
in KIDNEY 101. We know that our kidneys are powerful chemical factories that perform vital functions:
If your kidneys are not working properly then they may not be able to perform all these important functions and complications may arise. When your kidneys’ ability to filter the blood is seriously damaged by disease, then wastes and excess fluid may build up in the body.
Kidney disease is often called a “silent disease” because many forms of kidney disease do not produce obvious symptoms until late in the course of the disease. This is why it is important to understand your risk for kidney disease.
Talk to your doctor about your risk and about what you can do to prevent kidney disease. If you are at risk, get tested early. This will allow for early diagnosis and early intervention to slow the progression of the disease.
There are six warning signs of kidney disease:
If you have any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor and take action!
There are many forms of kidney disease and we will talk more about these diseases in detail in future articles.
Yours in good health
Dr. Christopher Brown
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