How will you know if both of your kidneys are working well? Will you be going for medical check-up or just using your sense? Did you know that if you have a family member who has kidney failure, or problems with high blood pressure, diabetes or maybe over 60, then it puts you at risk for kidney problems? Here some signs to show up if you may have kidney problems.

Feeling tired
You will experience fatigue faster, less energy and have trouble concentrating – thus leaving you unable to think clearly with your mind. The chronic decline in renal function tends to lead to the formation of toxins and impurities in the blood – a cause of rapid fatigue, fatigue and fatigue.

Another complication of kidney disease is anemia that may be the cause of fatigue and tiredness. You may also feel dizzy and feel like a jerk.

Feeling cold
Anemia causes you to feel cold all the time even if you are sitting in a warm room or when other people are feeling hot.

Hard to sleep
When the kidneys are not functioning properly, toxins are likely to remain in the bloodstream and out of the body through the urine. This can cause difficulty in sleeping. There is also a link between obesity and sleep apnea with chronic kidney disease.

Breathing difficulties
You can easily experience shortness of breath even with just a little movement. This condition can be linked to an increase in fluid in your body, or it can be caused by anemia – a lack of oxygen that carries red blood cells – causing your body to lack oxygen and shortness of breath.

Dry and itchy skin
The kidney is an organ with many important functions. It acts to remove waste and excess fluid from the body, helps produce red blood cells, helps maintain strong bones and functions in maintaining the right amount of minerals in the blood.

Dry itching and skin can be a sign of mineral and bone diseases that are likely to cause kidney disease, when the kidneys are no longer able to maintain the proper balance of minerals and nutrients in the blood.

Frequent urination
You will pee more often than before. If these changes occur, especially at night, these are among the signs of kidney disease. Filtration on damaged kidneys can lead to an increase in the urge to urinate.

Occasionally it can be a symptom of a sign of urinary tract infection or enlargement in men.

Swollen (at some parts of your body)
Failure of kidneys to work will result in excess water being excluded from the body – causing the feet, ankles, or hands to swell. Swelling in the leg can also be a sign of heart disease, liver disease and chronic foot problems.

These swelling problems can also occur on the face and eyes. Swelling in this area can also be a sign that your body is consuming a large amount of protein in the urine instead of storing it as it should.

Blood in your urine
The kidneys function to produce urine. Healthy kidneys store blood cells in the body when they filter out the blood to produce urine. But when the kidneys fail to function properly, your urine may change as these blood cells may ‘leak’ and enter the urine.
Bloody urine can also be a sign of growth, kidney problems or infections.

Also, you may notice that your urine looks foamy because it contains protein – like bubbles when you mix raw eggs – because the protein in the egg is the same protein found in urine, albumin. Excess protein content indicates that your kidneys are not functioning properly.

By Nurul
5th June 19:44

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