Those of us with PCOS are particularly at risk from diabetes, which, in turn, is the leading cause of chronic kidney failure. Knowing the warning signs of this latter, serious disorder is vital because it can lead to early diagnosis and preventative steps for good renal health.
These preventative steps can include controlling high blood pressure (hypertension) – a classic symptom of PCOS – and keeping blood glucose levels on an even keel via a balanced, nutritious diet and regular exercise to reduce or control weight.
Be on guard for these following symptoms of the possible onset of kidney diseaase:
• Increased or decreased urination
• Blood in urine
• Pain that radiates from the side to the lower back
• Puffiness or swelling of the legs, feet, arms, hands or face
• Excessively itchy skin
• Unexplained fatigue
• Shortness of breath
• Unexplained feelings of being cold
• Nausea and vomiting
• Difficulty concentrating
• Unexplained weight loss
• Decreased appetite
If your family has a history of any kind of kidney problems, you may be at extra risk for kidney disease. So it’s advisable to inform your doctor about any sudden changes in your health.
For much more information about PCOS and diabetes and how you can better manage the symptoms of both conditions, visit our web sites by clicking on:
http://pcos.insulitelabs.com/PCOS-and-Diabetes.php and http://www.diabetesmanagement.insulitelabs.com
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