When the kidneys work well, they cleanse the blood from all waste and excess fluids. This prevents many diseases.
The kidneys maintain the electrolyte balance in the body, contribute to the production of red blood cells and help control blood pressure.
Consequently, any violation of their normal work leads to serious health problems, to a deterioration in the quality of life.
The most common pathology of this organ is kidney failure, and in many cases the symptoms in the early stages remain unnoticed.
Since the disease is often confused with other health problems, many people do not pay enough attention to them.
But early diagnosis is important for successful treatment. We will talk today about the eight major “alarms” that can help diagnose in time.
1. Swelling and inflammation
Patients with kidney problems have retention of tissue fluid.
This symptom occurs in various diseases, but in most cases it is associated with kidney failure.
Edema occurs in:
2. Rash and pimples
Due to the presence of many toxins in the blood, skin imperfections such as acne, rash appear. This is often a severe itching.
These symptoms can be reduced by using a cream or lotion, but detoxification is required.
3. Changes in urination
Here are these symptoms:
Difficulty in urination.
Urine is blood.
Urine becomes darker and has a more pungent smell.
The amount of urine increases or decreases.
At night, he often has to urinate.
Sometimes there is incontinence.
Burning while urinating.
4. Feeling tired
The kidneys produce erythropoietin, a hormone that controls the formation of red blood cells (erythrocytes) that carry oxygen in the body.
In kidney failure, this hormone is produced less and the body tissues get less oxygen. As a result, there is an increasing sense of fatigue.
5. Feeling cold
In kidney failure, the number of red blood cells in the blood is reduced and increases the risk of anemia.
Patients have a marked fatigue and feeling cold. They can not even warm the sun.
6. Pain down your back
Pain on one side or both on the back may be a sign of kidney disease.
Such pain is associated with polycystic kidney and kidney stones (or liver disease).
7. Metal taste in the mouth
It is due to the increased content of kidney toxins in the blood, which leads to disturbance of the normal functioning of the various systems of the body.
For example, the taste of food may seem unpleasant to such patients, and after eating have bad breath.
8. Nausea and vomiting
Permanent nausea and unexplained urge to vomit may also indicate kidney problems.
Symptoms of renal insufficiency differ in humans and depend on the degree of renal insufficiency.
If you have at least 2 symptoms described here, go to the doctor.