Symptom 3: Fatigue
Healthy kidneys make a hormone called erythropoietin (a-rith’-ro-po’-uh-tin), or EPO, that tells your body to make oxygen-carrying red blood cells. As the kidneys fail, they make less EPO. With fewer red blood cells to carry oxygen, your muscles and brain tire very quickly. This is anemia, and it can be treated.
Symptom 4: Skin Rash/Itching
Kidneys remove wastes from the bloodstream. When the kidneys fail, the build-up of wastes in your blood can cause severe itching.
Symptom 5: Metallic Taste in Mouth/Ammonia Breath
A build-up of wastes in the blood (called uremia) can make food taste different and cause bad breath. You may also notice that you stop liking to eat meat, or that you are losing weight because you just don’t feel like eating.
Freeway has provided an update for his fans on Instagram.
The Philadelphia rapper posted a photo from his hospital bed, revealing he was feeling better and would be postponing his upcoming “Free Fest” show. On Saturday morning, the rapper told fans he was receiving treatment for his diagnosis. With a warm smile, Freeway seems to be looking on the bright side of things. Family and friends have poured their support on social media.