The function of the kidneys is extremely important for our health, as they filter 120-150 quarts of blood daily.
The whole health is in danger if the kidneys are damaged. This is why is good to recognize some of the signs that the body starts to send in order to save the damaged kidneys.
Here is the list:
This is the most common and usual when kidneys start to not doing the job as they should. The swelling occurs because the body retains the excess water. This will bloat the face, joints, and limbs.
2. Changes in the urination
The most common and early signs are these:
The pressure during the process
Dark urine, less frequent urinating and with small amounts
Pale colour of urine, frequent and in large amounts
Urge to urinate during the night
3. Skin Rashes
When the waste is building up in the body it manifests in the blood which further makes the skin look unhealthy, causing rashes and itching. Creams and other cosmetic products can ease but not help to get rid of it. Medical checkup on your kidneys would be required.
Healthy kidneys produce EPO (erythropoietin), a hormone that makes more red blood cells which bring oxygen to where is needed. If the red blood cells number is lowered, fatigue will occur and it will have an impact on the brain and muscles too. This is also a sign of severe anemia.
5. Shortness of breath
The low level of red blood cells can not supply the organism with the required level of oxygen, which leads that these cells are connected with the piled up of toxins in the lungs which are causing difficulties while breath.
6. Metallic Taste in the mouth
Bad breath and changes in the food taste can be linked to the accumulated waste in the blood and improper kidney’s functions.
This sign is more than an alarming cry for help. The ache in the upper back is another symptom of this condition. Sometimes the pain could be a sign of the kidney infection, kidney failure or kidney stones.