AFTER obesity and breast cancer, kidney disease is the most prevalent ailment, with thousands of patients diagnosed each year.
* You feel any changes in your urination. This is implied by its color (if it is dark all the time) and the urgency to go to the bathroom frequently only to know see that there are only a couple of drops. Your abdomen feels heavy and there is an irritation in the urine passage, urethra.
* Your feet are swollen. You feel colder than usual and you are very tired. Fatigue is extremely common.
* There is an unusual back pain on the right or left or both sides, depending on the side of the kidneys.
* Other symptoms include dehydration, nausea, vomiting, unexplained weight loss, edema and high blood pressure.