failing you. When the disease is more prominent in your kidneys, you’ll notice these symptoms
5. If you begin to feel back pain– Pain in your lower back around your kidneys is also a sign that your kidneys may possibly be failing so it’s good to get a doctor’s opinion right away. Remember all of these symptoms often start as simple common occurrences that are easy to overlook. Try not to overlook them but instead, take notice that they are there. If you feel them start to get any worse then reach out to a medical professional immediately to help you figure out what the issue is and what to do next.
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Medical Problems that Require Frequent Testing for Kidney Disease
There are other medical issues that you may already have that require you to get tested for kidney disease:
- High Blood Pressure
- Family History of Kidney Disease
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Kidney Stones
*These are just to name a few.*
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Medical Test Given to Determine Kidney Disease
Once you notice the changes in your body, it’s extremely important to reach out to a medical professional in order to move forward in determining what may be the problem. Once you voice your concerns with your doctor, they will proceed to give you two types of tests: a urine and blood test.
The urine test is given to see if there is anything irregular within your urine (ex. too much protein).
The blood test is given to measure the creatine levels (a type of amino acid in the body) in your body. A blood test will also be used to determine if you have any prior health issues that could contribute to having kidney disease (high cholesterol, low iron, etc).
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It’s important to pay attention to your body and notice its changes. You don’t ever want it to be too late. Again, if you are concerned or have any questions about changes in your body, please reach out to medical professionals. Always remember that your health matters.