Warning signs of chronic kidney disease

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Our minds process large amounts of information every day, and our bodies perform thousands of actions. Living in this busy world makes it easier for you to miss the messages your body sends to you. And the results of communicating and responding to these signals can be dramatic.

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We have created a list of signs that my kidneys are not functioning properly. How many of these signals did your body send to you?

10. Difficult to sleep

If the kidneys are not functioning properly, it means that toxins cannot get out of the body through the urine and remain in the blood. Higher levels of toxins make it harder to fall asleep. Therefore, less sleep increases the likelihood of kidney function.

WARNING: People with chronic kidney disease primarily suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes one or more respiratory problems during sleep. These pauses can last from a few seconds to a minute. With each pause, normal breathing returns with a large nose. Continuous and intense snoring indicates that it is time to see a doctor.

9. Headache, malaise, general weakness.

A healthy and well-functioning kidney converts vitamin D into our body to maintain strong bones and produce a hormone called erythropoietin (EPO). This hormone plays an important role in the production of red blood cells. If your kidneys don't function properly, you'll have less EPO. The loss of red blood cells (cells that carry oxygen) quickly tires the muscles and brain.

WARNING: People with chronic kidney disease generally develop anemia. Anemia can begin to progress if someone has 20% to 50% of normal kidney function. If you still feel tired, low energy levels, and have general weakness after getting enough rest and sleep, see your doctor right away.

8. Dry and itchy skin

A healthy kidney helps remove waste products and excess water from the blood, make red blood cells, and maintain the proper amount of minerals in the body. Dry, itchy skin indicates that the kidneys do not maintain the proper balance of minerals and nutrients, which can lead to bone and kidney disease. WARNING: If you have dry, itchy skin, rehydrate. Remember to consult your doctor before taking any itch medicine. Certain medications contain ingredients that can further impair kidney function.

7. Experience bad breath and metallic taste

When waste products accumulate in the blood, the taste of food changes, and a metallic taste remains in the mouth. Bad breath is another sign that there is too much toxin or contamination in the bloodstream. You may also stop looking for meat and lose your appetite, which can lead to unhealthy weight loss.

WARNING: There are several reasons why foods taste metallic (from allergies to poor oral health). Usually, the metallic taste in the mouth should disappear when the suspicious cause is treated. If the taste persists, consult your doctor.

6. Breathing problems

The link between kidney disease and shortness of breath is due to two factors, especially after a little effort. First, if the kidneys are not functioning properly, excess water will pass through the body and into the lungs. Second, anemia deprives your body of oxygen and causes shortness of breath.

WARNING: There are several reasons for shortness of breath, from kidney failure to asthma, lung cancer, and heart failure. If you notice that you are constantly exhaling with just a little effort, contact your doctor right away.

5. Swelling of ankles, feet, and hands.

A malfunctioning kidney does not remove excess water from the body. This leads to sodium retention, causing swelling of the ankles, feet, and hands. Swelling of the lower body may also indicate heart or liver disease or bone problems.

WARNING: You may be able to use medications, reduce salt, and drain excess water out of your body. If this does not resolve the problem, another treatment is needed.

4. Back pain

Kidney failure is usually deep and can lead to back pain just below the chest. It can be felt in front of the groin or at the waist. Back and leg pain is a large fluid-filled sac that forms in the kidneys and can be caused by kidney cysts, which are the result of polycystic kidney disease.

Tip: Low back pain due to renal failure is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, elevated body temperature, and frequent urination. Normal low back pain, which has no correlation with the kidneys, behaves differently. The pain is more localized and sudden, and there is no fever. Talk to your doctor if you experience back pain and the pills are not effective.

3. Swollen eyes

An early sign that the kidney's filtration system is damaged is the presence of proteins in the urine, which can lead to swelling around the eyes. The swelling around the eyes can be explained by the fact that the kidneys filter large amounts of protein in the urine rather than holding it and spreading it throughout the body. Tip: If you're sure your body is getting enough rest and protein, but you still find that your eyes are bloated, you should consult your doctor.

2. Hypertension

Your circulatory system and your kidneys are interdependent. The kidneys have small nephrons that filter waste products and excess water from the blood. When blood vessels are damaged, the nephrons that filter blood cannot get enough oxygen and nutrients. Therefore, hypertension is the second leading cause of renal failure.

Tip: Learn how to control high blood pressure to prevent kidney failure. Add foods rich in folic acid, as folic acid is involved in the production of red blood cells and can prevent anemia.

1. Changes in urination

Your kidneys are responsible for producing urine, thereby removing waste products. Changes in urine frequency, odor, color, and appearance should not be ignored. The common types of changes are:

Increased urination, especially at night. 4-10 times a day is considered normal everywhere. Look at the blood in the urine. Healthy kidneys filter waste products from the blood to make urine, but if the filter is damaged, blood cells can begin to "leak" into the urine. Foamy urine in the urine, especially those that need to be washed off several times until it disappears, indicates that there is an unwanted protein in the urine.

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