Kidneys filter about 120-150 quarts of blood every day, and if they don’t work properly, our health will be in serious danger! These are the most common symptoms you should be aware of, in case you have problem with your kidneys:
Your damaged kidneys can lead to swelling in hands, face, feet ankles and legs. The reason for this is that damaged kidneys can’t remove the excess fluids in our body.
Changes in urination should be warning signal of kidney failure:
- feeling pressure while urinating
- blood in your urine
- dark urine, in smaller amounts or less frequent
- pale urine, in larger amounts or more frequent
- bubbly or foamy urine
- urinate in the late night
Damaged kidneys can cause skin rash and unpleasant itching, as a result of waste accumulation in our blood. In this case, our skin is irritated and dry. Skin creams and ointments could be a temporary solution, but won’t solve the problem.
EPO hormone responsible for producing red blood cells and carrying oxygen is produced when kidneys are healthy. Our body will produce less red blood cells that carry oxygen in case of damaged kidneys. This could leads to anemia and fatigue.
Short breath means lack of oxygen. As we said before, damaged kidneys produce less red blood cells which carry oxygen in our body.
Taste of metal in your mouth
The change of taste can be caused as a result of waste accumulation in the blood, as well as bad breath and loss of appetite. These are the symptoms that should warn you about your kidney health.
Damaged kidney can cause pain in the upper back (or on the side of the damaged kidney). Kidney stones and infections can make the paint even worse.
Concentration problems and dizziness
Due the lack of oxygen results with dizziness, memory loss and trouble with concentration.