The kidneys are responsible for excessive fluids or waste material from the organism. They regulate the levels of electrolytes and keep bones healthy and strong, make more red blood cells and stabilize the blood pressure.
If you will not take care of your kidneys, it could lead to Acute Kidney Failure in the future.
Acute kidney failure occurs when your kidneys suddenly become unable to filter waste products from your blood. When your kidneys lose their filtering ability, dangerous levels of wastes may accumulate, and your blood's chemical makeup may get out of balance.
This kidney injury develops rapidly over a few hours or a few days.
Read carefully to recognize the symptoms and prevent and problems linked to kidney damage:
When kidneys start to fail at their “job”, they can get rid of excess fluids less and less and this will make the face bloated and swollen, also the joints and limbs.
2. Urination changes
The most obvious and early signs are these:
- Trouble urinating
- Pressure during the process
- Dark urine, less frequent urinating and with small amounts
- Pale color of urine, frequent and in large amounts
- Foamy urine
- Many urge to urinate during the night
3. Rash of the skin
The waste buildup in our body can be linked to kidney failure the skin gets a lot of rashes and itching. All the waste gets piled up in the blood and makes the skin look unhealthy, dry and irritated.
When kidneys stop producing EPO (erythropoietin), a hormone that makes more red blood cells, fatigue will occur and it will have an impact on the brain and muscles too.
5. Shortness of breath
If the body doesn't have enough oxygen, it is because of the low number of red blood cells that deliver the oxygen everywhere.
6. Taste of metal in the mouth/metallic taste
The waste accumulated in the blood will change your taste to foods and even cause bad breath all the time.
The ache in the upper back is another symptom of this condition that is the same area more or less where kidneys are placed.
8. Bad concentration and dizziness
Bad oxygen flow to the brain is a clear sign of serious anemia, but also kidney failure. It will mess up the focus and concentration, make you light headed and dizzy and cause memory troubles.
Prevention is the best chance to maintain kidney function, and controlling high blood pressure and diabetes over a lifetime can decrease the potential for progressive kidney damage.