1. Health

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:


was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Most Emailed Articles

Low-Carb Snacks

How will I
know if my
kidneys fail?

At first, you cannot tell. Kidney failure from diabetes happens so slowly that you may not feel sick at all for many years.Woman feeling sick to her stomach.
You may feel sick to your stomach when your kidneys stop working. You will not feel sick even when your kidneys do only half the job of normal kidneys. You may not feel any signs of kidney failure until your kidneys have almost stopped. However, getting your urine and blood tested every year can tell you if your kidneys are still working.

Once your kidneys fail, you may feel sick to your stomach and feel tired all the time. Your skin may turn yellow. You may feel puffy, and your hands and feet may swell from extra fluid in your body.

Previous Page<<< Table of Contents >>>Next Page 

If you have any questions or comments on senior health nutrition, fitness, etc., go to the Senior Health Forum where we are talking about the following:

Subscribe to the Newsletter

The information contained in these pages
is for educational / reference use only.

National Institutes of Health

Public Domain

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.