Renal Failure is very hard to diagnose in the early stages of chronic renal failure, therefore the need to be aware of the risk factors is important. If you have any of the risk factors you need to talk to your doctor about having a simple blood test to check your kidneys
Mild to moderate renal failure usually has no symptoms, therefore it is important for those at risk to talk to their doctor. Symptoms of kidney disease do not usually appear until there is moderate to severe renal failure.
Usually the signs of kidney disease can be very similar to many other types of illnesses, so it is important to get checked if you are worried. A doctor will be able to tell you if you have a kidney problem after checking your urine and blood tests.
If you have any questions you can phone 0800 543639 (KIDNEY)