Causes, Symptoms and Prevention of Kidney Disease

    Causes:

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

    Symptoms:

    • 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.