The kidneys are the "purifier" of the human body. These two organs regulate the water balance and are responsible for the elimination of toxins. In addition, the kidneys produce certain hormones and regulate blood pressure. An unmistakable sign of kidney disease is protein in the urine.
Kidney damage as a result of other diseases
Particularly common in women is a bladder and kidney pelvic inflammation, the so-called cystitis. In this case, bacteria rise from the bladder to the kidneys via the ureters. Early detection of this infection is particularly important because failure to treat or carry over the disease can cause severe kidney damage, even kidney failure.
Many kidney disorders are the sequelae of other diseases such as inflammation, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, gout and autoimmune diseases. But also the constant use of certain analgesics or antibiotics can damage the kidneys.
Urine examination provides information
With a simple urine test, the doctor can check kidney function. Even the smallest amounts of protein can be detected in the laboratory. In addition, the doctor knows from the excreted toxins, if there is a kidney disorder. Metabolites excreted by the kidneys are found in higher concentrations in the event of disruption or failure of the excretory function.
The check-up Check-up 35, which is available to insured persons from the age of 36 every two years for free, clarifies any kidney disease with an uncomplicated urine sample.