Beware if you experience swelling of your eyes and feet, it could be a sign of chronic kidney disease – Swelling around the eyes and feet, anemia and occasional headaches and vomiting, can be early warning signals of chronic kidney disease.

Chronic kidney disease is a long-term condition in which the kidneys don’t work as they should, according to the UK’s health services website NHS.

“Chronic kidney disease is difficult to detect at an early stage because the symptoms are disguised. Nearly 60% of patients present in the late stages of the disease,” explains the head of the nephrology department, Vishvajeet Singh.

He continued that at that time dialysis or an organ transplant were the only options left.

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Singh warns that if a person experiences swelling in the limbs, especially in the eyes and feet, then they should see a nephrologist especially if they suffer from hypertension or diabetes.

Illustration of back pain due to kidney disease.  (Shutterstock)
Illustration of back pain due to kidney disease. (Shutterstock)

“If the patient is diagnosed at an early stage, it can be controlled with drugs,” he continued, reported by Times of India.

Meanwhile, symptoms of advanced stages of chronic kidney disease can include fatigue, shortness of breath, and blood in the urine.

People can avoid chronic kidney disease by following a healthy diet, stress management, and regular exercise.

The chief medical supervisor, SN Shankhwar, informed that low hemoglobin or severe anemia could be due to the kidneys not producing enough erythropoietin hormone.

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