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How Swelling In The Feet And Legs Can Indicate Kidney Disorder?

Our body gives out signs and symptoms are incidcate that there may be problems with out kidneys and need to be taken care of. According to Dr Mohit Khirbat (Consultant, Nephrology, CK Birla Hospital, Gurugram), swelling in the feet and legs, medically called edema, can be a sign of a kidney disorder.……CONTINUE READING>>>

Dr Mohit Khirbat explains that this happens because the kidneys are responsible for filtering waste products and excess fluid from the blood. When the kidneys are not working properly, this fluid can build up in the body, leading to swelling.

When the kidneys are not working properly, they may not be able to remove excess fluid from the body as effectively. This can lead to fluid buildup in the feet and ankles. The kidneys also help to regulate sodium levels in the blood. When sodium levels are too high, it can cause the body to retain fluid, which can lead to swelling.

Healthy kidneys don’t allow large amounts of protein to pass into the urine. If there is protein in the urine (proteinuria), it can be a sign of kidney damage. This can also lead to fluid retention and swelling.

However, Dr. Khirbat states that it’s important to note that swelling in the feet and legs can also be caused by other conditions, such as liver disease, heart failure, and certain medications. If you are experiencing swelling in your feet and legs, it is important to see a doctor to determine the underlying cause.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a doctor right away. Early diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease can help to prevent complications.

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