If the function of any body organ is impeded, including the kidneys, the entire condition of the body is threatened. Namely, if their function is not done properly, they will not filtrate toxins from the blood well, and it will have a serious consequence on the overall health.
Therefore, it is of great importance to learn to recognize the symptoms of kidney damage in order to enhance their function and preserve your health.
The most common signs of kidney damage are the following:
The kidneys are responsible for the production of erythropoietin, a hormone which aids in the formation of red blood cells which carry oxygen.
Yet, in the case the red blood cells are reduced in number, the person may experience anemia, which will furthermore lead to fatigue, when there is a deficiency of oxygen in the cells.
Changed urinary function
When kidneys do not properly produce urine, the urinary patterns are altered, meaning that the individual may experience frequent night urination, more urine than normally, foamy or bubbly urine, or pale urine.
On the other hand, it is also possible to experience the opposite symptoms as well, like less urine than usually, dark urine, bloody urine, lesser urination than normally, difficulty urinating or feeling of pressure etc.
Swellings in certain body parts
Since the kidneys fail to remove the waste from the body, extra fluid builds up in certain body parts such as the face, hands, legs, ankles, and feet.
Dryness, rashes, and itching
In case the function of the kidneys is disturbed, waste is accumulated in the blood and causes skin dryness, persistent itching, and rashes. You should never ignore these signs and treat them with some creams or ointments, as the problem will persist until you address it properly.
Lower back pain
People often experience lower back pain in the case of kidney damage, initially on one side only, and then on both sides. Moreover, if you usually sleep on one side, the kidney on the same side will be more painful.
The most common cause of kidney damage is cadmium- a heavy metal may pollute the environment via burned oil and coil, or incineration of municipal waste.
Also, it is also found in phosphate fertilizers which intoxicate the food we consume. Due to all this, smoking is even more harmful, as smokers inhale this dangerous metal directly into the lungs.
In order to solve the kidney issues and restore their proper work, you need to make some changes in the lifestyle and start consuming a healthy diet. F, and avoid products rich in cadmium.
You should also drink lots of fluids, water, and freshly squeezed juices, like unsweetened cranberry juice. Regularly exercise and try to frequently consume foods like horsetail herb, goldenrod flowers, corn silk, burdock root, juniper berries, chanca piedra, and uva ursi leaves.
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