The bean-shaped organs which are located near the middle of the back on either side of the spine are called kidneys. It helps in processing out waste products and extra water from the body every day. The waste is turned into urine and gets collected in the bladder, and ultimately passes as urination.

The wastes from other parts of the body also come in the blood and if the kidney doesn’t remove them then it might accumulate and cause harm to the body. Almost all the kidney diseases attack the nephrons, which in turn affects the filtering capacity of the kidneys. Any major injury or poisoning can cause damage to the nephrons.

The signs & symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease can be seen quite early or might manifest throughout a lifetime. Usually, during the initial stage of Chronic Kidney Disease, the symptoms don’t surface and the person might not feel sick at all. However, people with the worse condition might show the below-mentioned signs:

  • You feel the need to urinate more
  • You feel very tired
  • You lose appetite or experience nausea and vomiting
  • You might have swelling in your hands or feet
  • Feel itchy or numb
  • Get drowsy or have trouble concentrating
  • Have darkened skin
  • Have muscle cramps

The sad and unfortunate thing is that this disease can’t be cured. However, it’s possible for people with CKD to make their kidneys last longer by adopting simple measures like:

  • Controlling Blood Pressure
  • Changing the Diet
  • Treating Anaemia
  • Regular check up
  • Not smoking

Kidneys are really important to maintain a balance in your body & keep the body fluids constant. Keep your kidneys healthy and lead a healthier life! Cope with Chronic Kidney Disease with Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.

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