Your kidneys are essential to your health because they detoxify and cleanse your body by filtering 10-150 liters of blood a day.
Their location is under the chest. Their role is to remove waste and excess fluid from your body, regulate electrolyte levels, produce more red blood cells, regulate body pressure, and keep bones healthy and strong.
In case of their danger or if they are violated, all health is in danger. It is for this reason that it is very important to learn to distinguish between the signals that your body gives you, indicating kidney damage and failure:
Changes in urination are the most common early symptoms of kidney damage:
problems with urination;
The color of the urine is pale, the urge to urinate is frequent and in large quantities;
The color of the urine is dark, the need to urinate is reduced or the amount of urine is reduced;
frequent urge to urinate at night; Pressure during urination.
Edema – when kidney function is impaired, the body cannot excrete excess fluid, which leads to swelling of the face, joints and limbs, as well as edema.
Metallic taste in the mouth – due to the accumulation of waste products in the blood, there may be bad breath or a change in taste in the mouth. If your kidneys are severely damaged, you may experience severe changes in the taste of certain foods or a poor appetite.
Fatigue – if the kidneys are in good health, they will produce EPO (erythropoietin), which is the hormone responsible for the production of red blood cells that supply the body with the necessary oxygen. If red blood cells decrease, you begin to experience fatigue, brain damage, and muscle damage. It is also a common sign of severe anemia.
Pain. Another well-known sign of kidney damage or failure is pain in the upper back, exactly where the kidneys are, and this pain can also be accompanied by infections or kidney stones.
Shortness of breath – kidney damage can also lead to shortness of breath due to the lack of oxygen in the body, due to a reduced number of red blood cells that supply oxygen to the whole body. Their number decreases due to toxins accumulating in the lungs.
Poor concentration and dizziness. Lack of oxygen to the brain can lead to severe anemia or kidney failure, which in addition leads to poor focus and concentration, dizziness or memory problems or lightheadedness.
Rash on the skin. Waste products can also lead to kidney failure, so the skin can become itchy and rash. When waste builds up in the blood, it leads to an unhealthy appearance of the skin, making it irritated and dry. This may improve slightly with lotions or creams, but the real problem is internal and will be treated that way.
Given all this, it is very important to properly and carefully take care of the health of the kidneys, consume foods rich in antioxidants, nutritional supplements and sufficient water. This will help kidney function, prevent any such complications, and maintain good overall health.