Islamabad: Unhealthy diets are leading to a dramatic rise in the number of kidney problems faced by patients and that urgent attention was needed to resolve the issue lest it proves to be fatal. This was disclosed by nephrologist Dr Khawar Sultan while speaking to Express News.
The nephrologist said that symptoms of kidney diseases include blood in urine, black urine, irregular inflammation in the body or face, lack of appetite, repeatedly feeling nauseous or vomiting, fall in sugar levels or returning to normal levels without taking any medicine for sugar patients and lack of blood.
Should one encounter symptoms of kidney disease, he advised that a nephrologist must be consulted rather than resorting to self-medication.
Kidney Failure Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
Kidney Disease Causes: The two main causes of chronic kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure, which are responsible for up to two-thirds of the cases. Diabetes happens when your blood sugar is too high, causing damage to many organs in your body, including the kidneys and heart, as well as blood vessels, nerves and eyes.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when the pressure of your blood against the walls of your blood vessels increases. If uncontrolled, or poorly controlled, high blood pressure can be a leading cause of heart attacks, strokes and chronic kidney disease. Also, chronic kidney disease can cause high blood pressure. source