The detection of kidney failure in the early stages can help a patient to take preventive measures about disease progression in the long run. On-time treatment plays an important role in the speedy recovery of the patients.
A famous saying is prevention is better than cure, once the kidney fails to function properly the condition cannot revert back. The solution to this problem is to take necessary precautionary measures for kidney functioning in the long run.
If someone fails to pay attention to the early signs and symptoms that lead to permanent damage to the kidney. Treatment for chronic kidney disease focus on slowing down the progression process to kidney damage. The kidney failure only treatment is kidney transplant and surgery.
The signs and symptoms may include;
- Itching in body
- Problems with sleep
- Dizziness feeling
- Urination problems
- Muscular charm and twitching
- Pain in chest
- Swelling in ankles and feet
All the above symptoms immediate attention from the doctors and there are multiple tests and ways to detect the problems.
There are different Diagnostic methods and tests to determine kidney failure.
The blood test looks for the level of waste and toxin in the blood sample that describes the purity level of blood and kidney functioning. The toxin includes urea and creatinine in the blood sample.
There are different types of blood tests used while screening for kidney proper functioning.
1. Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR),
2. Serum Creatinine
3. Blood urea nitrogen (BUN)
Analyzing a sample of urine also reveal abnormalities that lead to chronic kidney failure. This test also identifies the causes of kidney failure by checking the levels of protein and blood in the urine.
The positive test results indicate kidney disease and disturbed functioning. If the protein level is indicated in urine that may indicate as most commonly noticeable sign of kidney disease.
Ultrasound is commonly used by the doctors to assess kidney failure by looking at and observing the size and structure of the kidney organ. To assign purposes, scans are also used.
The sample of tissues is removed from the kidney for testing and this process is called biopsy. Local amnesties are used by inserting and a long needle through the skin to the kidney. After testing the sample in the lab the cause of kidney function become clear for diagnosis and treatment purpose.