Causes, Symptoms and Prevention of Kidney Disease


An infection, damage, tumor or side effect of certain medication can cause kidney disease. 


  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Itching
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Shortening of breath

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Prevention of Kidney Disease

  • Adequate water intake (8 cups per day) to maintain good urine volume.
  • Good personal hygiene, especially female to prevent urinary tract infection.
  • Balanced diet, Avoid excessive salt and meat intake
  • For patient with kidney stone, may need to avoid high intake of calcium.
  • Prevent complications from diabetes and high blood pressure. Good control of diabetes and blood pressure.
  • Patient with kidney stones or urinary tract obstruction (large prostate) should seek early and adequate treatment.
  • Be careful about taking drugs including pain killers and antibiotics.
  • Early detection of kidney disease by routine examination of urine and blood test for kidney function.
  • Early treatment of kidney disease.

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