In the early stages of kidney disease, there are usually no obvious symptoms, and few patients suspect any issues. When kidney disease is finally diagnosed, considerable damage may have already been done. If it has gone too far, the patient may require kidney dialysis to stay alive.
As COVID-19 wreaks havoc around the world, the sequelae of the disease (secondary ailments that follow infection) should not be underestimated.
Research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that long COVID can cause damage to multiple organs, including the kidney. Renal function can be degraded by three to four percent within one year, according to one study published in JASN, the Journal of The American Society of Nephrology.
Fortunately, greater awareness of the symptoms of chronic kidney disease, early detection and treatment, and dietary management, may preserve kidney function. Read more…