Renal is a condition that occurs when the kidneys become damaged or compromised in their ability to function. It can occur as a result of illness or injury, or it can be the result of a chronic condition that affects the kidneys. Renal can lead to serious health problems, from minor issues like dehydration to more serious complications such as kidney failure. It's important to recognize the signs and symptoms of renal and take steps to prevent or manage it.

If you have renal, the signs and symptoms can vary depending on the cause and severity. It’s important to pay attention to them and report them to your doctor as soon as possible.

  • Trouble breathing
  • Swelling in the feet, ankles, or hands
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Changes in urine output
  • Muscle cramps
  • Itchy skin

In many cases, renal can be treated with medications, lifestyle changes, and dialysis. Medications may be used to help reduce the severity of symptoms or to slow the progression of the underlying condition.

Lifestyle changes may include reducing salt intake, making healthy food choices, exercising regularly, and quitting smoking. Dialysis may be necessary to help filter toxins and waste products from the body if the kidneys are no longer able to do so. The type of dialysis used depends on the individual’s situation.

It’s important to talk to your doctor if you have renal. Your doctor can help create a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs.