This year, Kidney Health Week is 7-13 March. The theme for this year is “Kidney Health for all”.
Chronic kidney disease, also called chronic kidney failure, involves a gradual loss of kidney function. Your kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from your blood, which are then removed in your urine. Advanced chronic kidney disease can cause dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and wastes to build up in your body.
Some of the signs for Kidney Disease are:
- Fatigue (extreme tiredness)
- An upset stomach or vomiting
- Confusion or trouble concentrating
- Swelling, especially around your hands or ankles
- More frequent bathroom trips
- Muscle spasms (muscle cramps)
- Dry or itchy skin
- Poor appetite or metallic taste of food
For more information on this disease, visit Kidney Health Australia website https://kidney.org.au/ .
These symptoms can be caused by other conditions but if you are experiencing any of these symptoms and would like to see a doctor for a check up, call GP Clinic on 24134 to make an appointment.