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Hello, new to this site, so apologies if this turns out to be the wrong place to post this.
I'm a rather young individual, only 22, so maybe my fear is mislead. But a friend very dear to me was in the hospital and found her kidneys almost shutting down when she went in for leg pains. According to her, the doctors say it was a mixture of drinking too much liquids, and what medications she was on, which now has me terrified as I tend to drink all throughout the day due to constantly feeling thirsty.
Looking up symptoms, I possess three things that seem to be frequent symptoms of Kidney Failure, but I'm unsure if it truly is a sign or if it's just because of how poor my lifestyle is as a whole.
One is constantly feeling tired, though frankly I've felt like this for years, and was told it may be a case caused by my anti-depressants or depression as a whole.
Two is shortness of breath, but again I'm unsure, as I admit I'm not the healthiest individual, and I wonder if it's simply a case of being out of shape.
And three is frequent urination with not much output. Again, unsure if something serious, or simply a case of how I drink liquids as much as I do.
All the other supposed symptoms I've seen, such as constantly feeling cold and foamy urine aren't present in me (In fact, I tend to feel hot more often than I do cold, but it may be because I tend to dress in long sleeves/pants even on warm days.) So I know I probably sound paranoid, frankly I admit I am a hypochondriac, but I don't truly know, which terrifies me.
My question is, how would I truly know if my kidneys are failing? I've had blood work done very recently, though I've had no call back, so I assume that's a sign that nothing major was found (Though I'm unsure what the blood work completely entailed, as all I know was it was fasting and I had to avoid taking some of my medications for it.) Is my constant drinking of liquids condemning me to a bad fate, when I only mean to drink as much as I do because of this constant, thirsty feeling?
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