How would I know if I have kidney disease?
As most of the kidney diseases do not cause symptoms in the early stages, the most common test done to screen kidney diseases are:
Measuring blood pressure
Blood tests to measure the level of creatinine (a chemical normally found in the blood)
Urinalysis (checking the urine for protein)
It is important for people who are at risk for developing kidney disease—those with diabetes, high blood pressure or a family member with kidney disease—to be checked regularly.
Please consult your Doctor before getting any of these tests.