It’s possible to have kidney disease and not even know it. Some of the signs of kidney failure are associated with other medical conditions as well. As a result, the symptoms of kidney failure are often overlooked. Getting evaluated by a medical professional is the only way to confirm you have kidney disease. And if you have any of the kidney failure symptoms mentioned below, see your medical professional as soon as possible.
People should be in tune with their bodies enough to know when something isn’t quite right. For example, some of these kidney failure symptoms can happen in everyday life. But there’s also usually a reason associated with them, so you should never overlook them. Pay attention to your body and consider medical care if you experience any of these kidney failure signs:
Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what causes kidney failure. Seeing a medical professional is the only way to find out, and a series of tests might be required. One cause of kidney failure could be when blood flow to the kidneys is slowed. Heart disease, heart attacks, or liver failure could contribute to reduced blood flow. Or certain blood pressure medication or other types of drugs could cause impaired blood flow.
People who have underlying conditions or diseases could be more at risk of developing kidney failure as well. Blood clots and cholesterol deposits can prevent blood flow into the kidneys and cause damage. Certain infections could also lead to kidney failure if not treated correctly or quickly enough by a medical professional.
Just because you experience one of the above symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean you need emergency medical attention. However, it’s critical to monitor your symptoms for improvements or if they continue getting worse. For example, sometimes drinking alcohol or eating salty foods can cause swollen extremities, fatigue, and the inability to sleep well. But the symptoms should subside after a day or two if those factors are the main causes. If you have any known underlying diseases or conditions, though, it’s best to be cautious and seek medical attention soon.
At South Valley Vascular, our goal is to provide top quality vascular care you can’t receive anywhere else. We provide a wide range of treatment options, including Dialysis Access Care, to ensure every patient receives adequate support. We understand kidney failure can be easily overlooked, so it’s important to visit us soon after experiencing symptoms.
Our professional staff will provide you with the treatment options you need to live your life with peace of mind. Reach out to us today at (559) 625-4118 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our practice.