Symptoms of Kidney Problems

Symptoms of Kidney Problems

Symptoms of kidney problems: The kidneys are a pair of organs that are found on either side of the spine.  They Kidneys help filter waste products from the blood.

They also regulate blood pressure, electrolyte balance and produce hormones that control other body functions.

Many people with a kidney problem don’t know they have one because the early kidney disease symptoms can be very subtle. It takes several years to go from chronic kidney disease to kidney failure.

Usually, the symptoms come out only when the disease is already severe. So knowing the kidney disease symptoms can help you in determining whether you have kidney problems or not and do the proper care to make you feel better.

Here are 10 most common symptoms of kidney problems

  •  Fatigue:

You will notice constant tiredness even when you don’t do anything, as the kidneys are responsible in producing a hormone called Erythropoietin. These hormones facilitate oxygen-carrying red blood cells. When kidneys fail it make less Erythropoietin. When there are fewer red blood cells in your body to carry oxygen, your brain and muscles will feel very tired.

  • Dizziness and trouble concentration

You will have trouble to concentrate on what you are doing. You will find hard to remember and start to get dizzy when your brain is not getting enough oxygen.

  • Changes in urination

There will be changes your urination like getting up at night more often to pass urine, you will notice like tightness down and give so much pressure or have difficulty in urinating.

Sometimes your urine may include blood. You will notice that you urinate less than usual with a dark color. You will also urinate more often than usual with pale urine. Your urine will be foamy or bubbly.

  • Feeling cold.

You will notice sometimes that you really feel cold, get chills even when in a warm surrounding. This is due to the condition called anemia.

  • Swelling

When kidneys failed to remove wastes and extra fluid in the body, the extra fluid in your body will start to cause swelling in the legs, face, feet, ankles, hands make the swollen [art puffy.

  • Nausea and vomiting

Due to the build-up of wastes in your blood you will feel like throwing up. You will not be able to keep down anything in your stomach.

  •  Leg/flank pain

You will have a side ache, back ache and unable to move because of the affected kidney. Polycystic kidney disease, which causes large fluid-filled cysts on the kidneys and from time to time the liver can cause pain.

  • Metallic taste in the mouth/ Ammonia Breath.

Unpleasant taste while taking the food and bad breath occur due to the building up of wastes in the blood (called uremia)

This comes with a loss of weight due to loss of appetite.

  • Skin Rash/ Itching

When kidneys fail to remove wastes from the bloodstream, it causes severe itching and skin rashes.

  •  Shortness of Breath

Sometimes you will find hard to catch breath related to the kidneys symptoms. When the body builds up of extra fluid in the lungs, it leaves you out of breath. And also anemia can leave your body oxygen starved and short of breath.

The kidney is one of the most important organs in our body. So if you experience any of these symptoms, which could be dangerous for kidney disease, get diagnosed immediately.

Diagnosis of kidney disease at an early stage will reduce your chances of getting severe kidney problems through diet and exercise. Recommended best to see a doctor immediately before it get severe.

Symptoms of kidney problems by Dr. Omega

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