The kidneys, a pair of bean-shaped organs located on each side of the spine in the lower back, play a vital role in filtering waste from the blood and maintaining overall health. They are responsible for eliminating waste through urine and producing hormones that regulate red blood cell production, blood pressure, and bone health. When the kidneys are not functioning properly, it can have a significant impact on the body.
Here are early signs indicating potential kidney dysfunction, as outlined by MedicalNewsToday:
1. Fatigue: According to healthline When the kidneys are not functioning optimally, waste products can accumulate in the body, leading to feelings of weakness and fatigue. Anemia, caused by the buildup of waste products, can contribute to fatigue. Additionally, inefficient fluid control by the kidneys may lead to dehydration, further contributing to exhaustion.
2. Swelling: Impaired kidney function can result in the retention of excess fluid in the body, leading to swelling. Swelling may occur in various areas, including the face, eyes, legs, ankles, and feet. Any unexplained swelling should be evaluated by a healthcare professional, as it may indicate kidney-related issues.
3. Urination changes: Kidney dysfunction can cause changes in urination patterns. This may include alterations in frequency, urgency, or changes in the appearance and odor of urine. Pain or discomfort during urination and the presence of blood in the urine are possible indications of kidney disease, kidney stones, or urinary tract infection.
4. Vomiting and Nausea: The buildup of waste products in the body due to impaired kidney function can lead to nausea and vomiting. Additionally, inadequate fluid regulation by the kidneys may result in dehydration, which can contribute to these symptoms.
5. Skin rashes: Kidney dysfunction can manifest as skin rashes due to the accumulation of waste products. Changes in skin color, texture, rashes, irritation, and redness may occur. These skin rashes may be accompanied by other symptoms such as fever and changes in urine output.
If you experience any of these signs or symptoms, it is important to consult a healthcare professional for a proper evaluation and diagnosis of kidney function.
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