Could A Watch Reveal The Presence Of Kidney Disease? For One Teen, It Did

The evolution of technology is truly a wonderful thing that has made life much easier in a variety of ways. One of those ways is staying healthy. Apple’s Smart Watch, which has a feature built into it to monitor a person’s heart beat may have saved one Florida teen’s life according to her.

Upon notifying her that her resting heart rate was far higher than normal and advising her to seek help, the teen went to her physician where it was revealed that she had previously undiagnosed chronic kidney disease. 

With even more health-related features to be added in future updates, Apple Smart Watches are proving to be a valuable resource for people looking to safeguard their health. Though an accelerated heart rate is only one potential symptom of underlying kidney disease, it can often serve as a red flag that prompts a person to seek medical attention and this can sometimes be a life saver.

Some of the main symptoms of kidney disease include:

  • Fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • Loss of appetite
  • Malaise
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
  • Insufficient urine production
  • Itching
  • Severe unintentional weight loss
  • Swelling

In the Florida teen’s case, any more waiting on a diagnosis may have even resulted in kidney failure and the need for transplantation. It’s always important to be aware of what your body is telling you and if technology can help us with that, all the better. 

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