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You may assume your kidneys are working properly, but there's a good chance you wouldn't know if something is wrong. Despite being a leading cause of death in the United States most people who have chronic kidney disease are undiagnosed. That's largely because the symptoms of this condition are not always noticeable. That's why it's very important to know all the signs, including one that could be hiding on your face. Read on to learn which symptoms mean you should get your kidneys checked.
If you notice that your eyes are puffy, have your kidneys checked.
Puffy eyes can be an early sign of kidney disease.The kidneys are responsible for filtering out waste material from our bodies, and when they are damaged, their ability to perform this task suffers.
When kidneys are unable to function well, their ability to sustain the filtration process reduces, due to which, protein starts leaking through the urine instead of storing it in the body. The loss of protein from the body results in the storage of fluids and minerals such as calcium and phosphate around the eyes, which then causes puffiness around the eyes.So immediately check your doctor immediately you notice puffy eyes
Puffy eyes from kidney problems come with certain characteristics.
Puffy eyes can also be a sign of other less concerning issues, such as stress, lack of sleep, or allergies. That's why it's important to know what characteristics come with puffy eyes brought on by kidney disease.Your eyes will look swollen, dry, and irritated if they're pointing to a problem with your kidneys. Noticing that your eyes are particularly swollen in the morning is often a telltale sign that something is amiss with your kidneys.
You're also likely to notice other symptoms if you have kidney disease.
While often one of the earliest signs of kidney disease, swollen eyes are unlikely to be the only symptom you experience. She says you might notice swelling in other places, such as your hands and feet. Other non-swelling symptoms include fatigue, reduced appetite, early morning nausea, a change in the color of your urine or foamy urine, dry or itchy skin, cramped muscles, and pain in the back and lower abdomen. kidney disease if you notice any of these symptoms alongside puffy eyes.
Your kidneys play one of the most important roles in sustaining your life. It is highly recommended to consult a doctor and get your kidneys checked if you have been observing puffy eyes and other symptoms lately to diagnose the kidney problem in its initial phase.
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