Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Diagnosis of Kidney Disease and the number of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) are increasing. Estimates put one out of every ten Americans has some form of kidney disease. If visits to a Nephrologist became as frequent as regular visits to a primary care physician, it might be possible to slow the progression of CKD. However, some patients’ disease will have already progressed to a point where the patient will need dialysis or a transplant.
Two Leading Causes
There are two leading causes of kidney failure, diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Control of these two conditions can prevent or delay the onset of kidney failure.
Some of the Most Common Symptoms of Kidney Disease Include:
- Change in the Frequency of Urination
- Loss of Appetite
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Swelling or Loss of Sensation in the Feet and Hands
- Muscle Cramps
- Elevated Blood Pressure
- Blood or Protein in the Urine