The theme for 2020 is – ‘Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere’.

25 million Nigerians have kidney disease according to the President of the Nigerian Association of Nephrology (NAN), Ifeoma Ulasi, a worrisome number which calls for more attention to the kidney.

Kidney disease refers to the injury or damage to the kidneys that has usually been on for a long time.

Also known as Chronic kidney disease or CKD, it is a progressive condition that reduces kidney function (basically its ability to filter waste from the blood).

Kidney disease often has no symptoms in its early stages and can easily go undetected in most people until it is in its advanced stages.

The Human kidney

However here are 10 obvious signs and symptoms.

All You Should Know About Kidney Disease, The Silent Killer