It is a crucial lifeline for kidney patients, and it need not be costly.
Kidney disease is referred to as the “silent killer” because a person can lose up to 90% of his kidney function before experiencing any symptoms.
“It is always an advantage to have an annual comprehensive health screening as symptoms of kidney failure may not exist in the early stage,” says Dr Lim Hooi Leng, consultant nephrologist and physician at Penang Adventist Hospital. “By the time symptoms arise, kidney failure is usually already at an advanced stage. These are usually picked up through urine abnormalities, along with elevated blood pressure.”
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