Many people are not aware of the signs and symptoms that indicate damaged kidneys, which can lead to complete destruction, failure, or shut-down of these vital organs. Although there is a lot of information available on the functions of kidneys, such as filtering blood, excreting urine, and regulating chemicals in the body, it is important to maintain good kidney health as they are essential for overall wellbeing. However, if your kidneys become diseased, there are specific indicators that require immediate medical attention.
In this article, we will discuss the three common signs of kidney malfunction and the necessary actions to take, as recommended by Clevelandclinic.
1. Normally, the size of your legs and ankles remains constant. However, if you experience swelling, accompanied by pain, in any or all of these areas due to fluid retention, it is a sign that your kidneys are not functioning properly. Shortness of breath and persistent exhaustion may also result from breathing difficulties caused by the accumulation of fluid.
2. Frequent seizures and a feeling of pressure on the chest, as if a heavy weight is being placed on it, are also indicators that your kidneys are not working correctly.
3. When you pass very little urine, experience fainting spells, or feel like your body is trying to expel fluids through your mouth, it is another indication of kidney malfunction, According to WebMD.
If you experience any of the above symptoms, it is essential to seek medical attention immediately. Call your local emergency services or arrange for a visit to your doctor's office or hospital for examination, kidney testing, and treatment. Additionally, avoid consuming excessive sugar, red meat, and alcohol, as they can worsen renal disease. Follow your doctor's guidance on consuming specific meals and fruits that aid in the recovery of your kidneys.
In conclusion, being aware of the signs and symptoms of kidney malfunction is critical for maintaining good health and preventing kidney disease from progressing to a severe stage. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of the above symptoms, and follow your doctor's guidance to promote kidney recovery.
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