Kidney disease often goes unnoticed until it is in an advanced stage, because there aren’t many symptoms. Diabetes and high blood pressure are two major risk factors, but kidney problems can also be inherited.
The kidneys have many important functions in the body – they are powerful chemical factories that remove waste products, balance the body’s fluids, release hormones that regulate blood pressure, produce an active form of vitamin D, which promotes healthy bones, and control the production of red blood cells.
Many kidney diseases can be treated successfully, and controlling health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can prevent kidney disease – or keep it from getting worse.
As with all illnesses, the sooner it is discovered, the better. Unfortunately, many who have a kidney disease show no symptoms, and symptoms are often subtle.
Some symptoms can only be seen through medical testing, but noticeable symptoms include:
- High blood pressure
- Blood in the urine
- More frequent or difficult urination
- Puffiness around the eyes
- Swelling of hands and feet
Untreated kidney disease can lead to kidney failure. This is a serious condition that must be treated, and treatments include dialysis and kidney transplantation.
Long distance medical transportation for patients with advanced kidney disease
If you need to travel long distance for treatment or other reason, Med Transport Center has extensive experience of transporting patients with advanced kidney disease. Our comfortable medically equipped coaches can pick you up at home, at a medical facility, or other place of your choice, and take you wherever you need to go.
Each coach comes with two professional drivers and an experienced nurse, and there is a physician standing by for consultations when on the road. The coaches have comfortable hospital beds, onboard kitchens, and onboard bathrooms. Naturally, we can accommodate special diets. Don’t hesitate to call for more information or a free quote.