Chronic kidney disease is increasing, most rapidly in people 60 and older.
One in three American adults are at risk for developing kidney disease, and 26 million people already have it. Many don’t even know it until it’s too late.
The symptoms of kidney disease can be hard to catch, and that’s why early diagnosis and treatment is so important. Fatigue, weakness, difficult, painful urination, changes in your urine, increased need to urinate (especially at night), puffy eyes, swollen face, hands, abdomen, ankles, feet and increased thirst can all be signs of kidney problems.
Major risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, family history of kidney failure and being age 60 or older. Kidney stones, smoking, obesity and cardiovascular disease also put you at risk.
Recognize any of these signs or symptoms? Schedule an appointment with your doctor.