Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure can be diagnosed in anyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity and gender.
Some less talked about causes of kidney failure are:
Too much protein in your diet
Overuse of pain medications (even Aleve)
Stress to the body from working out too intensely
Urinary Tract Infection
What are the symptoms of kidney failure?
High Blood Pressure
Feeling tired all the time
Swelling in hands, feet, ankles and face
Loss of appetite
Having trouble concentrating
Keep in mind these symptoms don't usually show up until your kidney function is SO low that dialysis is required.
There is NO CURE for kidney disease and kidney failure.
Diet and a change in lifestyle can prolong kidney disease from turning into kidney failure, BUT once you are diagnosed there is no going back. You will never have that kidney function back once the damage is done.
When you loose a significant amount of kidney function, the only treatment options are:
The key is PREVENTION
What steps can you take to having and maintaining healthy kidneys?
**Get your kidney function tested yearly by your doctor**
Monitor your blood pressure
Avoid pain medications (prescription and over the counter)