These Signs Tell That Your Kidneys Aren’t Working Correctly

9 Swelling in feet hands and ankles

Poor kidney function results in reduced quantities of fluid being eliminated from the body causing fluid and sodium retention in areas like feet and hands. When you notice swelling in the lower extremities of your body, it could also indicate a liver or heart condition as well as leg vein problems like Deep vein thrombosis. Medication, as well as salty reduction, can help remove excess fluid from your body; this needs a medical consultation for the best course of treatment.

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10 Back pain and leg pain

IN kidney failure, patients can experience low back pain and pain that travels down the lower back traveling down the backs of the legs too. The pain will be located just below your rib cage and can will also be felt in the hip and groin. Kidney cysts from polycystic kidney disease can also cause back and leg pain. In kidney failure, back pain is also accompanied with nausea, vomiting and fever, frequent urination and a higher body temperature. When you find that painkillers do not take away your back pain, you definitely need to consult a doctor.

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11 Puffed eyes

The first signs of poor kidney function are the presence of protein in urine and blood which can be indicated by a urine protein test and a total serum protein test that measures the level of albumin and globulin in blood. High levels of protein in blood can cause puffiness in eyes which means that the kidneys are leaking protein into your urine instead of keeping it for distribution throughout the body.

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12 High blood pressure

Your kidneys depend on your circulatory system for normal function. Nephrons in your kidney filter the waste products and fluids form the blood but when blood vessels get damaged, the nephrons don’t receive adequate oxygen and nutrients to function normally. This is why high blood pressure is one of the leading causes of kidney failure. To avoid kidney problems, manage your blood pressure effectively by consuming foods rich in iron and folic acid to increase red blood cell production.

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