10 Signs Your Kidneys Aren’t Working Properly

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How to Know Your Kidneys Are Crying for Help. Our kidneys are vital to the proper functioning of our bodies and keeping us healthy and alive.

Kidney diseases are extremely dangerous as people sometimes lose 90% of their kidney function before some symptoms appear.

Here are some of the least obvious symptoms that can indicate kidney problems. If you have any of those, it’s a good reason to see a doctor.

TIMESTAMPS
Itching and dry skin 1:00
Always feeling cold no matter the temperature 1:58
Unpleasant breath 2:49
Swelling 3:35
Tachycardia 4:34
High fever and backaches 5:50
Muscle cramps 6:25
High blood pressure 7:16
Panic attacks 7:51
Skin rash 8:49
How to find out if you’re at risk 9:22

SUMMARY
-Dry or itching skin, hyperpigmentation, rashes, and jaundice (an illness that affects the liver and makes the skin yellow) may indicate that your kidneys aren’t working as they should.

-Kidney problems might slow down the production of the hormone erythropoietin. This hormone stimulates the production of red blood cells in the bone marrow. These blood cells later carry oxygen through your body.

-One of the most serious causes of bad breath is a urinary tract infection. The main danger is that this infection can easily spread to the kidneys.

-Swelling happens due to an excess amount of water in intercellular spaces. If the swelling is overly prominent and also accompanied by other symptoms, you should check that you don’t suffer from chronic kidney disease.

-An excess amount of potassium that sick kidneys can’t get out of your body can have a negative effect on the cardiovascular system.

-An acute backache with a high fever, frequent urination, and vomiting are serious signs that may indicate that you have a kidney infection.

-Chronic muscle cramps (not those that happen every once in a while) may indicate an imbalance of electrolytes in your body. Inflamed kidneys pressing on the nerve endings of the muscles surrounding them can cause such a painful reaction.

-High blood pressure damages blood vessels, which can lead to kidney failure. When the blood flow is too strong, the vessels get stretched.

-If you often have such symptoms of panic as an increased heart rate, sweating, and sudden changes in blood pressure, this may indicate that you have an adrenal tumor, also known as pheochromocytoma.

-If you have an excess amount of fluid, you will end up with skin rashes because the kidneys can’t remove the uremic toxins out of your system.

-Factors that put you at a higher risk of kidney disease are diabetes, blood pressure problems, heart problems, old age, etc.


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