The kidneys are key organs in the human body, situated under the rib confine, and are in charge of detoxification and cleaning of the system, as they channel 100-150 quarts of blood every day.
Their function is critical for the whole body and the blood.
They remove the excess of waste and liquids from the body, bolster the health of the bones, adjust the electrolytes, balance out the pulse, and increment the quantity of red platelets.
Subsequently, if their function is in some way or another imperiled or endangered, the whole body is at extraordinary hazard, so you should know how to perceive the side effects and in this way avert significant issues, as kidney damage or failure:
1. Changes in the Urine
The most common and early symptoms include:
• Foamy urine
• Dark urine, less frequent urinating and urinating in small amounts
• Urges to urinate during the night
• Pressure during urinating
• Pale color, frequent urination, and in large amounts
In the case of a weakened function of the kidneys, they fail to eliminate excess fluids from the body and thus lead to swellings and bloating of the face, limbs, and joints.
3. Shortness of Breath
This sign may often be associated with kidney damage. The reduced number of red blood cells, due to the accumulated toxins in the lungs, reduces the amount of oxygen in the body.
4. 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. 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.
5. Metallic Taste on the Mouth
The waste buildup in the body alters the taste of foods and leads to bad breath, poor appetite and severe change in some foods indicate kidney damage.
6. Bad Concentration and Dizziness
Kidney failure as well as severe anemia, lead to a poor flow of oxygen to the brain, and this ends up in memory problems, poor concentration, dizziness, and light-headedness.
The pain felt in the area of the kidneys indicates kidney stones or infections of the urinary tract.
Healthy kidneys produce a hormone known as EPO (Erythropoietin), which increases the number of red blood cells, which carry the needed oxygen. If the number of red blood cells is decreased, it leads to fatigue, and the brain and muscles problems. These signs may also be attributed to severe anemia.
Therefore, you need to consume healthy foods, foods high in antioxidants, as well as supplements, in order to support the function of the kidneys, and thus take care of the overall health.