The morbidity of Chronic Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure has increased in the recent years. A quite numbers of people are at increased risk for getting renal disease but most don’t know it. Kidney disease can be found and treated early to prevent more serious conditions. Here we will teach you some skills: diagnose kidney function by yourself.
First, how can you tell if you are at risk for kidney disease? Ask yourself these questions:
1. Do you have diabetes (problems with your blood sugar)?
2. Do you have high blood pressure?
3. Do you have heart disease?
4. Is there anyone in your family has kidney disease?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are at risk for kidney disease.
Then, if you have the following symptoms, you may have renal disease.
2. Swelling (eyelid edema, swelling ankles, feet, hand, etc)
3. Elevated creatinine, BUN level
4. Anemia, dizziness, fatigue
6. Hematuria (blood in urine)
As long as you suffer from one or more, you should pay highly attention to your kidney health.
Last but not least, if you do conform to the mentioned above what I said, then, further tests are needed.
Urine protein-A urine test checks for protein in your urine, which can be a sign of kidney disease. Protein can leak into the urine when the filters are damaged. The test has several different names, including a check for “proteinuria”, “albuminuria”, microalbuminuira” or “urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio”.
GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate)-A blood test measures how much blood your kidneys filter each minute, which shows how well your kidneys are working. In the early stage of kidney disease GFR may be normal. A GFR of less than 60 is low and may mean that you have kidney disease.
Sincerely hope these information can help you find out kidney disease timely. By the way, there is a chart ( Kidney Function Test ) which can help you estimate your renal function. Any help, you can email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message below directly.