Symptoms of kidney disease often don’t appear until later stages of the disease. While early stages of kidney disease usually show no signs or symptoms, eventual symptoms can include:
Nausea or vomiting
Fatigue or shortness of breath
Loss of appetite
High blood pressure
Pale, dry or itchy skin
Low levels of urine
Muscle cramps in the legs or swelling of the ankles
Distaste in the mouth and odor of the breath
These symptoms of kidney disease often don’t appear until significant damage has already been done to the kidneys, making early detection vital.
Symptoms of Kidney Disease: What you Need to Know in Phoenix AZ
Early detection. Because early kidney disease typically displays no symptoms, early detection is key. If detected early, kidney disease can be treated effectively and prevent future complications such as kidney failure or heart disease. People with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or those with a direct family member with kidney failure are at a higher risk of kidney disease and should be tested.
FastMed has two new locations open in Phoenix, AZ that can administer tests for kidney disease. Our new locations on West Indian Road and East Thunderbird Road can perform the necessary blood and urine tests that are used to detect kidney disease. You do not need an appointment or insurance to be tested for kidney disease at FastMed. Patients are usually seen by our medical professionals within one hour of arriving at FastMed.
Prevention: Maintaining a low blood pressure and healthy weight are critical to avoiding kidney disease as is refraining from smoking.
Causes: Chronic kidney disease can develop as a result of HIV, hepatitis, urinary tract infections, congenital defects and long-term exposure to drugs and toxins can all lead to kidney disease.
Visit one of FastMed’s nine urgent care facilities in Phoenix, Arizona if you believe you are experiencing symptoms of kidney disease.