The kidneys have a location right under the rib cage. They are responsible for cleansing and detox, i.e. filtering 10-150 quarts blood daily.
This is essential for all the body functions and keeping the blood healthy too. 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 the kidneys are in trouble and can no longer function, as usual, the health is in big trouble.
Your body will give you these 8 signs, if your kidneys are in danger:
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 build up 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.
Lotions and creams and cosmetics can ease up a little bit, but don’t solve the problem which comes from the inside – If the rash is directly caused by the kidney problems of course.
If the kidneys are healthy they produce EPO (erythropoietin), a hormone that makes more red blood cells which bring oxygen to where is needed. If the red blood cells number is lowered, fatigue will occur and it will have an impact on the brain and muscles too. This is also a sign of severe anemia.
5. Shortness of breath
It is a common problem, but it might be linked to kidney damage. If the body doesn’t have enough oxygen, it is because of the low number of red blood cells that deliver the oxygen everywhere. The amount of these blood cells is connected to the harmful piled up toxins in the lungs.
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. Another sign of kidney damage is a severe change in certain foods or poor appetite.
The ache in the upper back is another symptom of this condition – that is the same area more or less where kidneys are placed. Pain can be triggered even more by infections or kidney stones.
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.
Incorporate healthier foods in your diet and have more antioxidant foods or supplements. That ay your kidneys will work at their best and process good material too.