Kidneys are a very important organ for the proper functioning of our entire body. They are important for blood filtering, preventing waste and excess fluids build up, regulating your blood pressure and electrolyte levels, stimulating red blood cells production and maintaining bone health. If they are endangered and their function is impeded, your entire health is at risk.
Below you can find the 10 most common warning signs of kidney damage and if you notice any of them you should consult with your doctor and determine the best course of treatment.
Swellings: When kidney starts to fail, the body starts sweating or peeping less. Damaged kidney starts to swelling in the body, typically in the leg, ankle, hands, and face as these small organs struggle to remove any excess fluid.
Urination changes: If you see changes in urine color, urination is first signs of kidney disease. Another you see like trouble urinating, the color of your urine turns dark or pale, foamy urine, frequent night urges for urination, the pressure during urination, less urine than usual and you feel an uncontrollable urge to pee when you are asleep at night.
A rash of the skin: When kidney starts to fail, the waste starts accumulating in your body and increasing the toxin level body starts showing its impact on skin. The skin gets a lot of itching and rashes. The waste gets piled up in the blood and kidney can’t filter blood than it makes the skin dry, unhealthy and irritated. Creams and lotions ease up the little bit but can not solve it because the problem comes from inside of the body.
Fatigue: A kidney of healthy people produce EPO (erythropoietin), which is a hormone that stimulates red cell formulation. These cells are required for the supply of oxygen throughout the body. If kidney starts to fail, then the number of blood cell is reduced and it will not supply enough oxygen to the body. Fatigue will occur and it impacts on the brain and muscles. This is also a sign of severe anemia.
Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath is a common problem, but it might be linked to kidney damage. Due to less number of red blood cells which supply oxygen to the body, thus body does not have enough oxygen. Their number is reduced due to the accumulated toxins in the lungs. It leads shortness of breath.
Taste of metal in the mouth/metallic taste: If you suddenly feel a metallic taste in your mouth and you lose your appetite without any apparent reason you’re probably suffering from kidney damage because this is one of the most common signs of kidney damage.
Pain: One of the first signs of kidney damage is upper back pain. If you feel a one-sided pain in the upper back in combination with urinary changes and fever your kidneys are probably damaged. The ache in the upper back is another symptom of this condition, that is the same area more or less where kidneys are placed. If this pain is severe and accompanied by spasms it could be a case of kidney infection or kidney stones.
Bad concentration and dizziness: Less oxygen indicates sickliness and kidney damage. It can lead to poor concentration and focus, light-headedness, dizziness, and memory issue.
Chills: When your kidneys are not working properly, it can result in a lack of oxygen-carrying red blood cells. When this happens, it can often develop anemia, a symptom of which feels cold.
Nausea and Vomiting: In the body, toxins and wastes start to build up in the blood, it can cause severe nausea and vomiting.