Your kidneys play an important role in removing harmful and waste substances from your body, thereby improving health and maintaining electrolyte balance and regulating blood pressure, . Sometimes kidneys are no longer able to filter and clean blood. Many factors can interfere with your kidney health. It can be because of underlying diseases, which can damage your kidneys and alter kidney functionality.
This may lead to build-up of waste products and excess fluids and minerals in your body. This can lead to high blood pressure and heart problems. People with kidney disease or kidney failure may experience different kinds of symptoms.
The symptoms can differ based on the person’s age and how severe the condition and it is recommended to get tested for kidney diseases as per doctors recommendations.
According to Indian Journal of Nephrology, In India diabetes and hypertension today account for 40–60% cases of Chronic Kidney Diseases.
In most cases people with kidney disease tend not to experience symptoms until it’s very late. Kidney failure is life-threatening if left untreated. It’s important to recognize the early stage symptoms and to get tests done to diagnose kidney disease.
Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Problems
Usually people with kidney problems tend to experience the following symptoms.
- Fatigue and lack of concentration – Accumulation of toxic materials and impurities in the body can cause people to feel weak, tired and can make it hard to concentrate.
- Dry and itchy skin – This is a common symptom associated with severe kidney disease. It occurs due to the toxins and minerals accumulated in the body due to reduced kidney function.
- Foamy or Bubbles in the urine – Excessive bubbles and foamy Urine usually indicates more protein in urine.
- Puffiness around your eyes – This can be due to losing too much protein in urine or excess fluid in the body
- Protein in urine is an early sign that your filtration mechanism in the kidney has been damaged.
- Problems sleeping – Sleep apnea is one of the most common symptoms of chronic kidney disease
- Loss of appetite – Reduced kidney functionality and building toxins may cause loss of appetite.
- Blood in your urine – Blood leak in urine can be one of the common symptoms of kidney stones or damage to the filtration mechanism in kidney or due to an infection.
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