The kidneys are some of the most important and powerful organs in the body, balancing the body’s fluids, helping to make red blood cells and removing waste products from the body. The kidneys must function properly or toxins and impurities can build up in the blood and cause numerous health problems such as anaemia and even death.
There are a number of signs pointing to kidney dysfunction and kidney disease, but it’s easy to attribute them to other conditions. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may want to consider having a kidney function test:
- Trouble sleeping
- Dry, itchy skin
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Blood in the Urine
- Foamy Urine
- Persistent Eye puffiness
- Swollen ankles and feet
- Poor appetite
- Muscle cramps
Whilst one of these symptoms alone may not be a reason to test your kidney function levels, a combination of symptoms may be cause for concern. To be on the safe side, an easily performed, inexpensive Blood Test for Kidney Function can give you peace of mind.
The Blood Test for Kidney Function is a simple blood test. The kidney function blood test you will need is called a GFR test (glomerular filtration rate) and is conducted by taking a small amount of blood from a vein in your arm. This will test the level of creatinine your kidneys are putting out, which is the waste material produced by your kidneys. If your kidneys are damaged or not functioning properly, your kidneys will be less able or unable to remove the creatinine from your blood.
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