Kidneys perform vital functions that help maintain your overall health. They filter wastes and excess fluids from your blood, which are then excreted through urine. If not taken care of, kidneys may be infected and may lead to kidney failure or may raise the need for dialysis treatments or kidney transplants. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) describes the gradual loss of kidney function.
The symptoms to both are similar, but the diseases are wildly different, as well as the seriousness and treatment. Regardless of which you might have, see a doctor. But to help in the interim time before you get an appointment and to perhaps ease your mind, we’ll explain the differences you should be feeling and seeing from your body. But first: