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Signs that You May Have "Kidney Disease"

Kidneys are one of the most important organs in our body. They are responsible for removing waste from the body through the urinary system. If kidneys dysfunction or are not working properly, they will affect various organs and if not taken with good care will cause life threatening kidney failure.



Kidney disease is divided into two groups:


1. Acute Kidney Disease – Rare and often curable for a short time, such as renal ischemia from an accident


2. Chronic Kidney Disease – The high prevalence of chronic kidney disease is diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, hyperlipidemia, and heart disease


Groups of people with risk factors for kidney disease should be screened for the disease


1. People over 60 years

2. Patients with high blood pressure

3. Patients with coronary heart disease cerebrovascular disease or other vascular diseases

4. People with diabetes

5. People with preexisting kidney disease such as nephritis, SLE, gout, non-infectious nephritis.

6. People with a family history of kidney disease

7. Patients with recurrent urinary tract infections

8. People who take certain medications especially non-steroidal painkillers or exposure to certain chemicals.


Signs that you may have kidney disease


1. Urinary System Disorders - Urine with fresh blood, blood clots, dark tea color, or yellow urine, frequent urination

3. Skin irritations

4. Pale or anemia, fatigue, boredom, strange taste of food. as a result of having accumulated waste in the body

5. Nausea and vomiting from the accumulation of waste as well

6. Body swollen with water

7. Severe abdominal pain with blood in the urine

8. Lump in the kidney area or around the waist on both sides. It may be a cystic kidney disease, kidney obstruction or kidney tumor

10. High blood pressure as the kidneys produce substances that regulate blood pressure


Practice for kidney disease patients


Kidney disease patients should not buy medication on their own. Always consult a doctor. and should always inform the doctor and pharmacist about the list of medicines, vitamins, dietary supplements or herbs that the patient is currently taking. If there are abnormalities such as nausea, vomiting, difficulty in breathing, loss of appetite, weight gain, irregular heartbeat, muscle pain, numbness of limbs, itching of the skin, frequent urination, or difficulty urinating, you should notify your doctor immediately.


Foods to avoid


1. Foods that are high in sodium, such as salted fish, ham, bacon, sausages, pickled foods, snacks, salted butter, unsalted foods that contain sodium as an ingredient, such as bread from the use of MSG.


2. Foods rich in potassium, such as all kinds of dried fruits, durian, tamarind, cantaloupe, tomatoes, green leafy vegetables, turnips, bananas, oranges, papayas, jackfruits.


3. Foods containing phosphorus such as rice bran, cheese, fish roe, egg yolk, shrimp, crab, products containing baking powder.


4. Some protein foods, such as meats high in fat and cholesterol, egg yolks, offal, pig skins, duck skins and chickens.


With love and care for everyone's health

The Sense Living


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