How do I tell if I have kidney disease?

You may be able to tell if you have chronic kidney disease if fluid is building up in your body. This causes high blood pressure, which in turn can damage your kidneys and heart. Your kidneys might also not produce all the hormones they should. Less hormones mean less red blood cells, which can make you feel very tired. Low hormone levels may lead to weak bones.

Unfortunately, kidney disease often has no symptoms. When they do show, they include weakness, difficulty with urination, foamy urine, dark urine and puffiness around the face and eyes. Learn more in this video from the National Kidney Foundation.

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