Kidneys are vital organ in our body situated right below the rib cage. They cleanse, or filter 120-150 quarts of blood every day. They are essential for every function in the body, and keep your blood stable.
Kidneys eliminate excess fluids and waste material from the body.
These organs regulate electrolyte levels, and thus keep your bones strong, produce red blood cells, and normalize blood pressure.
When your kidneys fail to carry out their function, your health is in serious danger. This is why you should recognize any potential threat and potential damage. We give you the most common indicators of kidney damage:
If the kidneys cannot function well they will be unable to eliminate the extra fluid from the body, which causes swelling in face area, joints and limbs. Any unexpected swelling may indicate kidney failure.
Changes in urination
These are usually the earliest warning symptoms indicating something is wrong with your kidneys:
Difficulty urinating and unexplained pressure
Dark urine color, less frequent urination in small amounts
Pale urine color, frequent urination in large amounts
Urges to urinate in the middle of the night
Kidney failure leads to waste build-ups, which causes skin rashes and severe itching. Waste material tends to accumulate in the blood, and thus make the skin irritated and dry. Creams and lotions could be helpful for the surface of the skin, but you will not solve your kidney problem.
Healthy kidneys produce the hormone erythropoietin or also known as EPO. This hormone is responsible for the production of red blood cells that transport the oxygen. Once the kidneys are damaged, there are less red blood cells which will transport the oxygen. This will result with less energy in your muscles, which will eventually lead to anemia.
Shortness of breath
It may be a sign of kidney damage. The body will starve of oxygen, because of the lower number of blood cells that carry oxygen. The number of these blood cells is largely affected by harmful build-ups in the lungs.
Metallic taste in the mouth
Accumulated waste in the blood may alter the taste of food and cause bad breath. Any change in food preferences and poor appetite may indicate kidney damage.
Kidney damage is also accompanied with ache in the upper back area or in the same area where the damaged kidney is set. Kidney stones and infections also trigger spasms and severe pain.
Poor concentration and dizziness
Poor flow of oxygen to the brain is form of anemia that is linked with kidney damage. It causes concentration issues, dizziness, and even memory loss.
Introduce some healthy dietary habits and eat more foods high in antioxidants. This will help you bring your kidney function at an optimal level. Check the video below for more foods that favor your kidneys.
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