You may not know much about your kidneys and what they do right now … so I'm going to say a few basic facts before listing some of the signs of kidney problems … As you can see in this video, your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that lie slightly above your waistline on each side of your body …
Each kidney has thousands of tiny tissues called nephrons that filter waste materials, toxins and excess fluids from your bloodstream. These are expelled from your body in the form of urine. urine.
Here is a list of the most common signs of kidney problems that arise from a variety of possible disorders, which may include kidney stones, kidney infections, kidney cancer, or kidney damage from some form of physical trauma, such as a severe stroke in the kidney area. These symptoms are also likely to appear if you have certain conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure.
Back pain is very often one of the first symptoms of kidney problems. This back pain can be a mild, persistent pain, or it can be so severe that it is really debilitating.
Another common indicator of a kidney disorder is discomfort during urination and urine that is discolored and cloudy or even stained with blood. Keep in mind, however, these symptoms are also typical of a bladder infection, so it is important to consult your doctor for a diagnosis.
Most people with kidney problems also find themselves heading into the bathroom more often than usual, even if little or no urine really flows. But this can also be just a symptom of a bladder infection.
Signs of more serious kidney problems such as impending kidney failure, kidney infection, or kidney cancer may include changes in blood pressure, muscle weakness, anemia, lethargy and drowsiness, loss of appetite, cognitive difficulties, upset stomach,
general swelling, fever and chills, nausea and vomiting, shortness of breath, night sweats,
increased heart rate and unexplained weight loss.
Signs of kidney problems should not be ignored. When you experience one or more of the symptoms that I have listed, consult your doctor as soon as you can.
Video credits to WS Westwood YouTube channel