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How to Diagnose Chronic Kidney Failure in the Very Early Stage

Chronic kidney failure is called “silent killer”, for people may live with it for many years before they are diagnosed. Early diagnosis plays an important role in following treatment outcome.

How to Diagnose Chronic Kidney Failure in the Very Early Stage?

It can be diagnosed by a combination of symptoms and tests.


Kidney failure usually shows some symptoms that are not specific and this is why kidney failure is not easy to be noticed. If you have more than 2 of the following symptoms, you are suggested to take further tests of kidney failure.

- back pain, flank pain, side pain

- proteinuria (excess protein in urine)

- hematuria (excess blood in urine)

- high blood pressure

- swelling, especially of the legs and feet

- feeling confused, anxious and restless, or sleepy

- little or no urine output

- loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting

- thirst and a dry mouth

- feeling dizzy when you stand up

- rapid heart rate

The following abnormalities found in the blood may signal Chronic Kidney Failure:

- Anemia (low red blood cell count)

- Low plasma pH (blood acidity)

- High level of parathyroid hormone

- Low blood level of bicarbonate

- Hyperkalemia (high blood level of potassium)

- Hypocalcemia (low blood level of calcium)

- Hyponatremia (low blood level of sodium)

- Hyperphosphatemia (high blood level of phosphate)

Besides symptoms, medical tests are more accurate to diagnose kidney failure. The common tests include:

Urine Test      Blood Test      Ultrasound      Kidney Biopsy      Kidney Function Test

Besides the common tests, some special tests help to find the kidney damage, even at the very early stage, such as:

Kidney Damage Test      Blood Toxins Test      Immune Test

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