Early Symptoms of Kidney Disease | What Are They?

Early Symptoms of Kidney Disease | What Are They?

In this video we go over some early symptoms of kidney disease. What are some of the first signs of kidney disease? That’s a question that we have. We answer this in terms of your blood work and your symptoms physically, mentally, what you might feel. So on your blood work, you might have a decreased GFR, elevated creatinine, maybe your blood pressure or blood sugar is high.

These are things that may indicate that you have a kidney problem. In terms of physical symptoms, tiredness, fatigue, lethargy, dry, itchy skin. Foamy bubbles in your urine. That could be an indicator. We just just did a video about that. Trouble sleeping, that’s another one.

These are some of the first early signs, but a good portion of the time, you don’t have symptoms until you’re in the later stages of kidney disease. Make sure you see a medical doctor to get that diagnosis. 

The early stages of chronic kidney disease can be tricky because you may not exhibit any signs or symptoms. You might not realize that you have kidney disease until the condition is advanced. That is why it is important to monitor your kidney health expeditiously if you expect anything is wrong with your kidneys. Signs and symptoms of chronic kidney disease develop over time if kidney damage progresses slowly.

Some of these symptoms include, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue and weakness, sleep problems, urinating more or less, bubbly or foamy urine, dry, itchy skin, and other things. It is important to make an appointment with your doctor if you have signs or symptoms of kidney disease.

A doctor that specializes in kidneys is called a nephrologist. Early detection might help prevent kidney disease from progressing to kidney failure. If you have a medical condition that increases your chances of kidney disease, your doctor may monitor your blood pressure and kidney function with urine and blood tests during office visits. Ask your doctor whether these tests are necessary for you. To your best kidney health everyone.