10 possible sign you may have kidney disease …
Kidney disease is a common and harmful disease. Approx 10% of adult, in the world, are suffered from this disease. Some people needing kidney dialysis or transplantation to treat kidney failure. While many people cannot afford treatment at all, resulting in millions of people die prematurely of complications related to Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD).
Sign and symptoms :
Here are 10 kidneys disease symptoms that you shouldn’t ignore …
1. Fatigue ( being tired all of the time ) :
A healthy kidney makes erythropoietin ( EPO ) hormone that helps to make oxygen-carrying red blood cells. When the kidney failed, they make less erythropoietin. So, the fewer red blood cells to carry oxygen. As a result, your muscles and brain tire.
2. Dry and itchy skin :
A healthy kidney has many functions in your body, including :
- Remove wastes and extra fluid from the body.
- Helps to make red blood cells.
- Keep your bones strong.
- Maintain the right amount of minerals in your blood.
When your kidneys are no longer able to keep the right balance of minerals and nutrients in your blood, then your skin becomes dry and itchy.
3. Shortness of breath :
Being short of breath can affect your kidney by :
- Extra fluid in your body can build up in your lungs.
- Anemia can leave your body oxygen-starved and short of breath.
4. Trouble to think ( memory problem ) :
When your kidney fails, your brain is not getting enough oxygen. This can lead to memory problems or trouble with concentration.
5. Blood secrets from urine :
When a healthy kidney creates urine then it keeps the blood cells in the body and filtering wastes from the blood. But when the kidney damage, then these blood cells can start to “leak” out with urine.
6. Need to urinate more often ( especially at night ) :
Kidney makes urine. In case of the kidney is damaged or failed, it can cause an increase in the urge to urinate. You may feel pressure or have difficulty urinating. Sometimes it can also the sign of kidney infection.
7. Foamy ( buddy ) urine :
When the kidney is failed then it may be foamy or buddy. It can lead the normal amount of protein in the urine.
8. Cramping muscles :
The infected kidney can low your calcium level. As a result, you may get muscle cramping.
9. Swollen ankles and feet:
The infected kidney can lead to sodium retention, causing swelling in your feet and ankles.
10. Dark colored urine :
Kidney makes urine. If your kidney is failed then the color of urine is changed. The urine color may be brown, red or purple.
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