The human body has a way of giving signs when parts of the organism are malfunctioning or not performing to their full capacity. The urinary tract, including the kidneys, is no different, and if this system has trouble with the filtration of fluids and removal of toxins from our body, various warning signs may appear.
Normally, the kidneys filter 10 to 150 quarts of blood each day detoxifying and cleansing the blood in the process while balancing out the organism by disposing of waste and additional liquids. Kidney malfunction puts the body at serious risk so here are the most common signs that indicate kidney damage. It’s good to know.
Swelling is one of the common and easily recognizable signs that can reveal kidney issues. The swelling occurs because our body retains the excessive amount of water that would otherwise be released, causing bloating in the joints, limbs and the face.
1. Difficulty urinating
2. Pressure while urinating
3. Dark or pale-colored urine
4. Urinating occurs either more or less frequently than usual
5. There is either more or less urine than normal
6. The urine is foamy
7. Instant urges to urinate
When there is an accumulation of excess waste and fluids in our body, particular skin changes may appear. The skin becomes itchy and unhealthy or it manifests white rashes. The cosmetic products and skin care creams will not be of much help because the issue at hand is related to the kidneys. In such a case, look for immediate medical help.
Kidneys are not only responsible for the removal of toxins but they also produce a hormone known as Erythropoietin (EPO). This hormone stimulates the production of red blood cells in our body which carry the oxygen to different parts of our body. When there are not enough red blood cells in the body, different parts of it cannot get the required amounts of oxygen, resulting in fatigue.
Similarly as described above, insufficient oxygen causes accumulation of toxins in our lungs which may result in a shortage of breath.
If the amount of oxygen in the blood is low due to a lack of red blood cells, this not only indicates anemia but it might be a sign of more serious kidney issues. In such a case you might experience dizziness, lack of focus or attention and forgetfulness.
This is the most prominent symptom of a kidney malfunction. Pain in your upper back can indicate renal failure, but also kidney infection or the kidney stones.
If you experience any of these signs, do not ignore them. For those who haven’t had trouble with their kidneys, Keep make sure you maintain a healthy intake of minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins to maintain good health.
This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances.