Every day our minds processed thousands of information, our bodies carry out thousands of things. Living in this busy world makes it very easy for you to miss out on some of the messages your body sends. And the consequences of not responding to these signals can be fatal.
We have created a list of signs that show that the kidneys do not function properly. How many of these signals does your body send you?
10. Sleep problems
When the kidneys do not function properly, it means that toxins can not get out of the body through urine and remain in the blood. Increased levels of toxins make it difficult for you to fall asleep.
Warning: People with the chronic renal disease most often suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes one or more breaks in your breath when you sleep. These breaks can last from a few seconds to one minute. After each pause, normal breathing returns with severe noise. Continuous severe snoring signals that it is time to visit a doctor.
9. Headaches, fatigue and general weakness
Healthy and properly functioning kidneys dilate Vitamin D in our body for maintaining strong bones and producing a hormone called Erythropoietin (EPO).
This hormone plays an important role in the production of red blood cells. When the kidneys do not function properly, they produce fewer EPOs. The fall of red blood cells (those who carry oxygen) results in rapid fatigue on your muscles and brain.
Warning: It is common for people with the chronic renal disease to have anemia. Anemia may begin to develop when someone has 20% to 50% of normal renal function. If you are sleeping enough, but continue to feel fatigue, low levels of energy and general weakness, you should immediately visit your doctor.
8. Dry skin
Healthy kidneys do a tremendous job in removing waste and extra blood from blood, helping to produce red blood cells and maintaining an adequate amount of minerals in your body. Dry skin indicates kidney failure and maintenance of the true balance of minerals and nutrients that may result in bone and kidney disease.
Warning: If you have dry skin, try to hydrate. Remember, before taking itching medications, consult your doctor.
Certain drugs have ingredients that potentially can damage the function of the kidneys even more.
7. Bad breath
When waste is generated in the blood, it changes the taste of food and leaves a bad smell in the mouth.
Warning: There are various reasons why your breath can have a bad odor (from allergies to poor oral health). Normally, flavor in the mouth should disappear if the assumed cause was treated. If the taste continues to appear, you should contact your doctor.
6. Loss of breath
The relationship between renal disease and loss of breath, especially after a bit of effort, is caused by two factors. First, extra fluid in the body moves into the lungs when the kidneys do not function properly. Second, the anemia deprives your body of oxygen and this results in difficulty breathing.
Warning: There are various causes of shortness of breath from renal failure to asthma and lung cancer or heart failure. If you notice that you are breathless after you make very little effort, you should immediately contact your doctor.
5. Swelling of the joints, legs, and arms
Kidnappers who fail to work properly do not remove excess fluid from the body. This leads to sodium retention, which causes swelling in your ankles, legs, and arms. Swelling of the lower body can also signal problems with the heart and liver or leg problems.
Warning: Sometimes taking medication, salt reduction and removing excess fluid in your body can prevent swelling.
If you do not help, then you need special treatment.
4. Back pain
Kidney failure may result in back pain, which is usually deep and located just below the ribs. It can be felt in the front of the crotch or hip. Pain in the back and legs can be caused by cysts of the kidneys.
Hint: Back pain caused by renal failure is accompanied by a feeling of pain, vomiting, high fever and frequent urination. Normal back pain that does not correlate with the kidney treats differently: the pain is more localized and occurs suddenly, there is no fever. If you continue to feel back pain, visit your doctor.
3. Puffy eyes
The first sign that the kidney system is damaged is the emergence of protein in the urine, which may result in bloating around the eyes. Bleeding around the eyes can be explained by the fact that your kidneys release large amounts of protein in the urine, rather than keeping them and distributing them throughout the body.
Tip: If you are sure that your body has enough rest and protein, but you continue