Profile Kidney Function
Kidney profile is a group of laboratory tests that allows you to evaluate the proper functioning of the kidneys, the main task of which is the formation of urine by filtering unwanted substances from the blood circulating through these organs.
Kidneys, despite the fact that they are not very large in size, play an important role in the functioning of the entire body. First of all, they are responsible for blood detoxification in the process of urine formation. During the formation of urine, the kidneys filter harmful substances from the blood. If the excretory system (kidneys together with vessels remove urine from the body) does not work properly, toxic and harmful substances can accumulate in the body, high concentrations of which can lead to many serious diseases and even death. In addition, the kidneys regulate the amount of water in the body and are responsible for maintaining blood pressure.
Kidney damage can lead to a rapid deterioration of the patient's health, making timely treatment difficult, so it is extremely important not to underestimate any symptoms from the excretory system and to undergo regular testings that could detect the early stages of kidney disorder.
The aim of the tests
Kidney diseases are one of the most dangerous disorders in the vital activity of the human body. In the case of bilateral kidney failure, the patient will be forced to undergo dialysis (filtration of toxins from the blood outside the patient's body using special equipment) for the rest of his life.
Other diseases may not have such a sudden course, but they can cause severe pain and make everyday functioning difficult - for example, kidney stones or gout. These and many other diseases that affect almost all systems and organs of the body can be caused by impaired kidney function.
Tests that are part of a kidney profile can be very helpful in diagnosing many different conditions, not just kidney disease. Of course, symptoms associated with diseases of this system should alert the patient, such as:
- urination frequency changes
- strong urge to urinate
- pain and burning during urination
- foaming of urine
- a change in the color of urine, especially darker - this may be due to the presence of blood in the urine!
- pain in the lower back
- fever, nausea
These tests can also be performed as part of preventive testings aimed to detect kids diseases, before they have had time to fully develop. They are also useful as a tool for monitoring the progress and evaluating the effectiveness of the implemented treatment process, i.e. the response of the patient's body to the treatment.