The kidneys are two organs in bean shape, each about the size of a fist. They are just below your rib cage, one on either side of your spine. Every minute, healthy kidneys absorb about half a cup of blood, extracting waste, and excess water to produce urine. The urine passes into two thin muscle tubes, or ureters, from the kidneys to the bladder, one on either side of the body. The body is storing up urine. Your urinary tract comprises the kidneys, ureters, and bladder.
Why are the kidneys important?
Your kidneys expel waste from the body and excess blood. Your kidneys also absorb acid formed by your body's cells and maintain a proper balance of water, salts, and minerals in your blood, such as sodium, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium.
Nerves, muscles, and other tissues inside your body can not function normally without this balance.
Your kidneys also produce hormones which help
Steer the blood pressure
Make an external connection between the red blood cells NIH
Hold your bones safe, and healthy
How do my kidneys work?
Each of your kidneys consists of around one million filter units , called nephrons. Every nephron contains a filter and a tubule, called the glomerulus. The nephrons function by a two-step process: your blood is filtered by the glomerulus, and the tubule returns essential substances to your blood, eliminating waste.
More than 37 million African adults suffer from kidney disease and most are unaware of it. "The clinical signs are frequent, but often they are caused by certain disorders, kidney failure. Besides, people with kidney disease appear not to show symptoms until very late stages, when the kidneys are impaired or when the urine contains a significant amount of protein," Dr. Joseph Vassalotti says.
This is considered a silent killer for those of you who have done or lost or are faced with someone who has kidney disease. What makes detection very late on most people even riskier. Too enough people are sufficiently trained to know that kidney disease signs are neither secret nor unable to treat. In most cases, there are no signs even until the condition is serious. It makes signs even more important to know and understand.
Now here are top 12 signs of kidney disease you need to be aware of:
1. Changing Of Your Urinary Function
The first symptom of kidney disease is a difference in the volume and urination frequency. The urine which you have passed will significantly increase or decrease. Often a darker color can also be detected in your urine. You can also urinate, but you are not allowed to. When you see improvements in your urinary activity, you start paying attention to visiting the washroom and taking care of your day.
2. Difficulty Or Pain While Urinating
If you try to empty your bladder you can have trouble, pain or pleasure. It can mean you've developed an easy-to-curate urinary tract infection but you should detect it early because it can spread to your kidneys. Fever or a pain can occur in your neck.
3. Blood In The Urine
They are one of the undisputed indicators of concern and if you spot them, don't ignore them. Blood in the urine is a direct sign of kidney failure as the blood in the urine may also be associated with multiple cancers of the bladder and it is important to see the doctor.
4. Foamy Urine
I know many of those symptoms that refer only to the bladder, but the bladder and the kidney are related. When the kidneys fail, the bladder gets affected first.
5. Swelling Or Oedema
All your body wastes and liquids are absorbed into your kidneys. If they can't do that any more, waste and excess fluids can build up in the body. In this case the individual swells his feet into his hands with his tightness in his face.
6. Extreme Fatigue
Once the kidneys function correctly it produces an erythropoietin hormone with red oxygen-borne blood cells. Once the kidneys malfunction, the hormone level decreases dramatically, leading to tiredness and fatigue in the organism.
7. Dizziness And Inability To Concentrate
A lack of oxygen causes your brain to get bloated and difficult to focus, as your kidney causes you to tire. This works slowly, because oxygen is required in the brain.
8. Feeling Constantly Cold
If the kidney diseases cause the body to become anemic. It could render you cold in warm regions too. The kidney effect of pyelonephritis can also cause fever and frostbite.
9. Skin Rashes And Itching
Other conditions are also unclear, like asthma, but rashes may be a sign of kidney failure and insufficiency. This is a renal disease that accumulates waste in your blood, too. Hence the skin is very itchy.
10. Shortness Of Breath
If the kidney disease is serious enough, a rise in the fluid will induce a coughing sensation in the lungs. When anemia causes the body to thirst for oxygen. It's important to realize that you do not have kidney damage if you have any of those signs. Many of the symptoms are part of other diseases and disorders so if you come across them, it is necessary to check or contact the doctor. You could save your kidney and your life.
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