new article "Chronic Kidney Disease -- Watching Out for the Signs"

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I wrote a new article for empowher.com called Chronic Kidney Disease -- Watching Out for the Signs.

Some of us have less than healthy kidneys, I for one used to have kidney infections like clock work every winter when I was a kid. And some of the symptoms listed here are things I deal with or have dealt with in the recent past. Numbness, fluid retention, itchiness, cramping muscles, fatigue ...

I don't know if that tells me there's been something wrong with my kidneys. Lots of conditions can cause similar symptoms. But it got my attention.:rolleyes:
 

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Jody,

I have what I consider to be chronic kidney disease but mine showed up as kidney stones and repeat UTIs. I never had high blood pressure or swelling. The low oxalate diet and AZO are keeping this under control. KOW ... I just wonder how many of those with chronic kidney disease actually have small stones but don't realize it ... I wouldn't have known about mine if I hadn't gotten a stone that was too big to pass and required Lithrotripsy. My smaller stones that I can pass only produce UTI symptoms including burning and frequent urination.
 

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xchocoholic

That sucks about the kidney stones and chronic kidney disease.

Sounds like you have things somewhat under control though. Glad to hear that.:Retro smile:
 

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Thanks for that info Jody. I think that's very important for us to know. We do have kidney issues as ME causes problems for every organ in the body.
I keep getting surprised at all the areas of cfs dysfunction that keep popping up. You'd think by now I'd be over being surprised.:rolleyes: