Chronic kidney disease is a silent killer, with the majority of sufferers being unaware that they have the disease until it is too late.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said last December that some 15 percent of Malaysians suffer from the disease at various levels, without displaying symptoms at the early stage.

"By the time the patient starts showing symptoms, often they are already at a more serious level," he quoted telling an online event on kidney health in Kuala Lumpur.

According to Health Ministry statistics, kidney patients in the country comprised 55 percent men, and 45 percent women, with the majority of them aged 55 and above.

The statistics also show that 69 percent of kidney failures happen due to diabetes and the number is worryingly, increasing every year.
Smokers are also prone to the condition, health experts have warned.

In conjunction with World Kidney Day observed today, here are some warning sings that there may be something wrong with your kidneys:If you experience any of the symptoms above, consult a doctor immediately for a health screening.

Now that you have seen the symptoms, here are some quick tips to keep your kidneys healthy, and you, happy:These are just some quick tips for our readers. For proper screening and prompt advise, please consult a qualified medical practitioner.

Source: Bernama,, Google

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