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Polycystic Kidney: 10 Signs You May Have Chronic Kidney Disease

10 Signs You May Have Chronic Kidney Disease

Take a look at the 10 tell-tale signs of chronic kidney disease.

Written by Satata Karmakar |Updated : September 19, 2022 12:04 PM IST

Are your kidneys working properly, or they are already damaged? How to know if this vital organ of our body is in danger? In this article, we tell you signs that your kidneys may show up when it is in trouble. Let us understand what exactly the term chronic kidney disease means. Chronic kidney failure involves a gradual loss of kidney function, which is very crucial for your body to work properly. What do kidneys do? Kidneys filter waste and excess fluids from your blood, which are then flushed out of the body in the form of urine. When kidneys stop working, the body can have an immense amount of accumulation of unwanted fluid, electrolytes, and wastes.

10 Signs You May Have Chronic Kidney Disease

As diseases and health issues come with a set of signs and symptoms, they should be tracked in order to begin immediate treatment for the condition and make it better. Here are 10 such warning signs and symptoms of a chronic kidney disease that one must be aware of:

  1. Frequent urination or trouble in urinating
  2. Sudden loss of appetite
  3. Extreme fatigue and tiredness
  4. Insomnia or problem sleeping
  5. Muscle cramps
  6. Nausea or vomiting
  7. Swelling of feet and ankles
  8. High blood pressure (hypertension) that's difficult to control
  9. Unable to breathe properly
  10. Chest pain, if fluid builds up around the lining of the heart

How To Take Care of Your Kidneys?

Your kidneys require proper care in order to perform rightly. Here are some tips to keep your kidneys healthy and happy:

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  1. Exercising regularly
  2. Follow a healthy diet
  3. Keep a close check o your blood sugar levels
  4. Control your blood pressure
  5. Say no to smoking
  6. Keep your body well hydrated
  7. Give your body enough sleep
  8. Never let your body starve
  9. Limit your alcohol intake
  10. Keep your heart healthy. Stay out of junk food, full of calories, and cholesterol-spiking components.

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