Kidneys are bean – shaped organs that are located below the rib cage. Many medical experts agree that kidneys are one of the most important organs as their main function is to filter 120-150 quarts of blood every day. On that way, these organs allow the human body to function properly and represent imperative for keeping blood stable. In other words, kidneys prevent buildup of extra fluids and wastes in the body. Moreover, they keep the electrolyte levels stable and help bones to stay strong and also produce red blood cells and regulate blood pressure.
It is important to mention that if the kidneys become damaged, human health seriously becomes threatened. Because of that it is of great importance to recognize the signs of kidneys damage. Below you can read about the most common symptoms of kidney damage:
If are not working properly, kidneys are not able to remove the excess fluid from the body. That in most cases leads to swelling in the hands, face, feet, ankles and legs. If you notice unexpected swelling, that may indicate failing kidneys.
2.Changes in Urination
Any strange changes in urination could be an early warning symptom when there is kidney falling. For example, you may experience difficulty during urination and feel pressure. The urine may contain blood or it may be dark colored urine in small amounts or less often. Another symptom is urinating with pale urine in larger amounts or more often. Your urine also may become bubby or foamy. If you start to feel need to urinate in the middle of the night.
At some patients, the build – up causes skin rash or severe itching. That is due to the fact that kidneys are not able to remove the waste from your blood. Moreover, the skin becomes irritated and dry due to the waste accumulates in the blood. Although certain ointments and creams may repair the surface, that is not going to solve the problem with kidney damage.
Healthy kidneys produce hormone called EPO (erythropoietin). This hormone is responsible for making red blood cells that carry oxygen. But at patients that have kidneys damage, there are fewer red blood cells that carry oxygen. Due to that fact, the brain and muscles are becoming fatigued easily and quickly, which leads to anemia.
5.Shortness of Breath
Kidney damage can cause shortness of breath. Namely, the body can be left starved of oxygen due to the shortage of oxygen carrying blood cells caused by extra fluid build – up in the lungs.
6.Metalic Taste in the Mouth
If you notice a change in your food preferences or loss of appetite that may be symptom of kidney damage. When waste is accumulated in the blood, the food taste is different and causes bad breath.
If you experience pain in the upper back or on the same side as the damaged kidney that may indicate kidney damage. The kidney stones and kidney infections usually cause spasms and severe pain.
8.Trouble Concentrating and Dizziness
The condition when the brain is not getting the oxygen it needs is known as anemia. That may be related to kidney damage. Also you may experience trouble with concentration, dizziness and memory loss. Our advice is to cone foods rich in antioxidants and nutrients to keep the kidneys as healthy as possible.
At the video below we are presenting you some kidney – friendly foods: