10 Signs Your Kidneys Are Crying for Help


ten signs your kidneys aren't working


it's all too easy to get caught up in

the hustle and bustle of everyday life

so we rarely stop and consider the fact

that our bodies are in constant

overdrive to perform thousands of

actions and just keep us alive really

your body actually sends you cries for

help when something isn't working the

way it should and the consequences of

ignoring these signals can be drastic

brightside has compiled the list of ten

signs which indicate that your kidneys

aren't working properly so show some

love to these bean-shaped organs by

watching the videos till the end that

way you'll know if your kidneys are

doing okay number 10 trouble sleeping

first of all let's establish what

exactly the kidneys do they're

responsible for removing toxins out of

the body through the urine so you could

call them a sort of garbage collector

for the body and if they're not

functioning correctly

those nasty toxins stay in the body and

the blood when there are too many toxins

in your body it's really hard to fall

asleep that's why when you have trouble

sleeping it may be a signal of kidney

problems of course if you had an

exciting day or drank more coffee than

usual it's no surprise that you can't

get to sleep but if nothing in your

routine is different and you're lying in

bed counting and counting and counting

sheep you might want to get your kidneys

checked by the way those whose chronic

kidney disease often suffer from sleep

apnea which is a disorder when people

actually stop breathing while they're

sleeping well it's only for a few

seconds at a time and then normal

breathing returns with a loud snort but

it's still pretty scary stuff so if you

or anybody you know is a heavy snore

maybe it's time to see a doctor

number nine headaches fatigue and

general weakness this is how it works

red blood cells carry oxygen around the

body which keeps you feeling energetic

of course the fewer red blood cells you

have the faster you feel tired now

there's a hormone called EPO that

produces red blood cells and guess what

produces this hormone you got it the

kidneys do when they're healthy kidneys

process vitamin D to maintain strong

bones and put out EPO so if you suddenly

started feeling really tired you should

see a doctor

another important thing you should know

is that it's common for people with

chronic kidney disease to have anemia

which occurs when someone has 20 to 50

percent of normal kidney function if

you're getting enough rest and sleep but

are still feeling exhausted or

experiencing overall fatigue go see a

doctor ASAP number eight dry itchy skin

as you already know healthy kidneys do

tremendous work by removing waste and

extra fluid from the blood helping

produce red blood cells and maintaining

the right amount of minerals in your

body if you have itchy and dry skin it

may be a signal of your kidneys

inability to keep the necessary balance

of minerals and nutrients this mineral

deficiency can result in bone disease

and nobody wants that now do they what

you should do if you have dry and itchy

skin is try to stay hydrated don't even

think about taking any medication for

itching before consulting your doctor

certain medications have ingredients

that could potentially damage your

kidneys even more

number seven bad breath and metallic

taste in the mouth when there's too much

waste in the blood it creates a kind of

metallic taste in your mouth which will

affect how you taste food I don't know

about you but I prefer my food to taste

mind-blowing ly delicious not metallic

also bad breath is another sign of

having too many toxins and other sorts

of contamination in the bloodstream yeah

I don't think tic tacs can help with

that another danger is that the high

level of toxins make people lose their

appetite in general especially for meat

a decrease in appetite obviously leads

to unhealthy weight loss keep in mind

that there are lots of reasons why food

can have a metallic taste from allergies

to poor oral health normally the

metallic taste in the mouth should go

away if the assumed cause has been

eliminated if the taste continues to

appear you should contact your doctor

number six

shortness of breath this might sound

surprising but there's a connection

between kidney disease and experiencing

shortness of breath there are two main

factors first extra fluid in the body

that the kidneys couldn't remove easily

moves right into the lungs second anemia

deprives the body of oxygen and this

tool results in shortness of breath


besides kidney failure there are many

causes of shortness of breath asthma

lung cancer or heart failure running for

the bus to Nashville so if you can't

seem to catch your breath it doesn't

necessarily mean that you have kidney

problems maybe you're just a couch

potato that needs to get up move around

more and cut down on the doughnuts ah

but where's the fun in that

however if you notice that you're

constantly out of breath after doing

effortless tasks like walking to the

kitchen or feeding your cat call your

doctor right away

number five swelling in the ankles feet

and hands so we've established that

kidneys that are failing to do their job

don't remove any extra fluid from the

body this fluid buildup can lead to

sodium retention which causes swelling

in your ankles feet and hands swelling

of the lower parts of your body can also

signal heart and liver disease or even

problems with the veins in your legs

sometimes taking medication that removes

excess fluid from your body can stop the

swelling but we strongly recommend that

you consult a specialist first before

buying such kinds of meds kidney

problems are serious enough so you don't

want to add any crazy side effects on

top of that another problem is that by

taking medicine that wasn't prescribed

to you it makes your doctor's job a

whole lot harder because you could be

masking the symptoms that would normally

help with the right diagnosis number

four back pain this might come as no

surprise since your kidneys are situated

toward your back back painful kidney

dysfunction is usually deep and located

right below the ribcage but people can

also feel pain in the front of the groin

or hip area back and leg pain could be

caused by kidney cysts which are large

fluid-filled sacs formed on the kidneys

as a result of polycystic kidney disease

I bet the more sensitive viewers out

there are already making a doctor's

appointment right now but hold off on

that for a second there's something else

that you should know about back pain

when it's the result of kidney problems

people experiencing back pain also


Seck have high-temperature vomit and

urinate frequently if you don't have any

of these symptoms you safe or you have

some other problems unrelated to your

kidneys normal back pain that has

nothing to do with the kidneys is

different the pain is more localized and

happen suddenly and without a fever but

anyway if you have back pain often and

painkillers aren't doing the trick

make sure you see your doctor number

three puffy eyes puffy eyes are an early

sign of kidney problems if the kidneys

filtration system is damaged the kidneys

can leak a lot of protein into the urine

rather than keeping it and distributing

it evenly throughout the body as you can

guess this rogue protein will cause

puffiness around the eyes so if you're

completely sure that your body is

getting enough rest and sleep and you

definitely haven't been crying during a

really touching scene in a rom-com or

family-friendly movie but you continue

to notice puffiness around your eyes

make sure to schedule an appointment to

see your doctor number two high blood

pressure your circulatory system and

kidneys are like a yin and yang they're

interconnected and totally dependent on

each other the kidneys have small

nephrons that filter waste and extra

fluids from the blood

if the blood vessels get damaged the

nephrons that filter your blood don't

get enough oxygen and nutrients that's

why high blood pressure is the second

leading cause of kidney failure there is

a way to manage your high blood pressure

to avoid kidney failure what you need to

do is add foods rich and folic acid to

your diet because it helps with the

production of red blood cells and can

help prevent anemia folic acid boosting

foods include leafy greens

citrus fruits cereals rice and pastas to

name a few


number-one changes in urination so we

talked about how your kidneys are

responsible for producing urine and

eliminating waste through it as

disgusting as it sounds to examine the

stuff do not ignore any changes in the

frequency smell color and appearance of

your urine there are three most common

types of changes to look for first an

increased need to urinate especially at

night anywhere between 4 to 10 times a

day is considered normal if you don't

drink more than usual second is seeing

blood and urine yeah that definitely

doesn't belong there

healthy kidneys filter waste from the

blood to produce urine but if the filter

is damaged the blood cells might start

to leak out into the urine and the third

most common change is having foamy urine

bubbles in the urine especially the ones

that require you to flush several times

until they go away indicate that

unwanted protein is in the urine have

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before and how do you deal with them

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