Kidney disease is usually picked up by blood and urine tests and is when the kidney function deteriorates, which can lead to kidney failure.
- Blood in urine
- Shortness of breath
- Swollen ankles
- Weight loss
- Itchy skin
Chronic Kidney disease has a variety of causes which include:
- High Blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Kidney infections
- Long term, regular use of certain medicines
There is no cure for chronic kidney disease, but sufferers can alleviate symptoms by changing their lifestyle, taking medication, undergoing dialysis or having a kidney transplant. The disease can leave sufferers to live a perfectly normal life with very few symptoms or can result in kidney disease. Those with kidney disease are at a higher rate of developing cardiovascular diseases.