The pair of kidneys located under the ribcage are vital organs for detoxifying your body, maintaining your electrolyte balance, blood pressure, etc. The gradual loss of kidney function results in kidney disease.
Nephrology is a speciality of medicine that focuses on the management of kidney diseases. Nephrologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases.
Signs and symptoms of chronic kidney disease develop over time if kidney damage progresses slowly. Loss of kidney function can cause a buildup of fluid or body waste or electrolyte problems. Depending on how severe it is.
Loss of kidney function can cause:
Signs and symptoms of kidney disease are often nonspecific. This means they can also be caused by other illnesses. Because your kidneys are able to make up for lost function, you might not develop signs and symptoms until irreversible damage has occurred.