Kidney Disease: Signs & Symptoms
The protein in the urine is the first sign that something bad happens with the kidney, affirms Dr. Christian Suarez, Nephrologist with Baptist Health South Florida.
Some patients are having swelling on the lowest extremities, on the ankles or on the feet, or in the upper arms, face and around the eye area. Other patients may have high blood pressure, he describes.
The doctor explains there are five stages of kidney disease. Physicians use a blood test or urinalysis in order to make a diagnosis.