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4 Signs Of Imminent Kidney Failure

The kidneys are two of the most important organs of your body. Once these two organs start malfunctioning; the rest of the body goes down along with them. For those of you who may not be aware, your kidneys are saddled with the responsibility of synthesizing; and processing liquid waste in your body. The kidneys are responsible for absorbing minerals; and healthy nutrient content into the blood. And then discarding the waste in the form of urine.



Below are a few signs your kidneys might be in danger:


Reduced amount of urine

This is usually caused by a reduced consumption of water; or foods that have high water content. However, if you're still having difficulty using the bathroom despite drinking lots of water. Then your kidneys may be malfunctioning in a certain way. Ensure you visit a doctor before jumping into conclusions.


Swelling of your legs, ankles, and feet.


This is as a result of fluid retention. When your kidneys aren't functioning well, your feet, arms, ankles and some other major organs start to swell up. This sigh should not he ignored no matter what. Ensure you take proper tests to ascertain the cause of the fluid retention in these body parts.


Unexplained shortness of breath

Difficulty breathing isn't just a sign of COVID, it could also be a sign that your kidneys may be suffering in one way or another. Kidney failure is usually accompanied by shortness of breath as well as an increased need to rest. It is at this point that your body starts to feel drowsy and tired. Fatigue begins to set in and general muscle weakness begins to take its toll on your body.


Confusion

Another sign of imminent kidney failure is lack of coordination and mental confusion. People who have slight kidney mishaps usually start developing these sort of symptoms almost immediately.

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