What are the main causes of Kidney Disease in New Zealand?
- High Blood pressure
- Reflux Nephropathy
- Polycystic Kidneys
Are there any symptoms?
Symptoms of renal failure do not usually appear until there is moderate to severe renal failure.
In the advanced stages, kidney failure failure can cause following symptoms:
- Tiredness or Fatigue
- Frequent Urination
- Swelling of the legs
However, most people experience no symptoms, particularly in the early stages of the disease. When kidney disease is detected early, changes to lifestyle and diet can slow the disease and prevent serious consequences. There are also specific medications available that can slow or prevent the progression of kidney failure.
Management of Chronic Renal Failure
Nutririon management is essential in renal disease. Dietary protein restriction in early renal failure may delay the progression of chronic renal failure.