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Early Warning Signs Your Kidneys Aren't Functioning

Every day our minds process tons of information, our bodies perform thousands of actions. Living in this busy world makes it very easy to miss some messages that your body sends you. And the consequences of not communicating and responding to these signals can be drastic.

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7 SIGNS YOUR KIDNEYS MIGHT BE DAMAGED

1. BLOOD IN THE URINE
When the filtering apparatuses of the kidneys are damaged, blood cells may permeate into the bladder. Blood in the urine is a severe symptom, and may indicate the presence of an infection, kidney stone, or tumors.

2. PAIN IN ABDOMEN
Pain in the kidney surrounding area is typical symptom of urinary tract infection and kidney stones

3. URINE IRREGULARITY
Kidney conditions may lead to peeing too often or too rarely. Oliguria is the medical term used to describe when a person produces less than 16 ounces of water. Polyuria is when a person expels more than 100 ounces in a day. Sudden changes in urine frequency, especially with no changes to fluid intake, is a cause for concern.

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4. NAUSEA OR VOMITING
Uremia or uremic syndrome is when waste products build up in the body because the kidneys are unable to eliminate them. Excess toxins must be removed from the body, which in this case, happens through vomiting. As vomiting may surface from a vast number of conditions, the best advice is to wait things out for a few days. If your symptoms worsen over time, it’s advisable to seek medical care.

5. SWELLING OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH
If your kidneys aren’t working properly, they won’t remove the extra fluid in your body, which can lead to swelling in the legs, ankles, feet, face or hands. Unexpected swelling could be an indicator of failing kidneys.

6. RASHES OR ITCHING
The waste accumulation is linked directly to itching and skin rashes. As the waste is accumulated in the blood, the skin gets irritated and dry. Lotions and creams can’t solve the problems because the root problem in internal.

7. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Your circulatory system and kidneys depend on each other. The kidneys have small nephrons that filter waste and extra fluids from the blood. If the blood vessels get damaged, the nephrons that filter your blood don’t receive enough oxygen and nutrients. That’s why high blood pressure is the second leading cause of kidney failure.

 

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