Their location is under the rib cage. Their function is to remove unnecessary and excessive fluids from your body, regulate electrolyte levels, make more red blood cells, regulate your body pressure, and keep your bones healthy and strong.
In the event of endangerment or prevention, all health is in danger. This is why it is very important to learn to distinguish between the signs the body is giving you that indicate kidney damage and failure:
Changes in urination – the most common early symptoms of kidney damage:
difficulty urinating; urine color is pale, often need to urinate and in large quantities; foamy urine; urine is dark in color, reduced urination or reduced amount of urine; often want to urinate at night; pressure during urination.
Swelling – If kidney function is damaged, the body cannot release excess fluid, which leads to bloating of the face, joints and limbs as well as swelling.
Metallic taste in the mouth – due to waste deposits in the blood, you may have bad breath or an altered taste in your mouth. If the kidney is badly damaged, you may experience big changes in the taste of certain foods or a lack of appetite.
Fatigue – if the kidneys are healthy, they will produce EPO (erythropoietin), which is a hormone responsible for the production of red blood cells that provide the body with oxygen. If the red blood cells are lowered, you start to feel fatigue, brain damage and muscle damage. It is also a common sign of severe anemia.
Pain – Another very well-known sign of kidney injury or failure is pain in the upper back, right where the kidneys are located, and this pain can also be accompanied by kidney infections or stones.
Shortness of breath – damage to the kidneys can also lead to shortness of breath due to the body’s lack of oxygen, due to the reduced number of red blood cells that deliver oxygen throughout the body. Their number is reduced due to toxins accumulated in the lungs.
Poor Concentration and Dizziness – If there is a lack of oxygen in the brain, it can lead to severe anemia or kidney failure, which further leads to poor focus and concentration, dizziness or memory problems or dizziness.
Rashes – deposits that are waste products can also lead to kidney failure, and therefore the skin may itch and become covered with rashes. As waste accumulates in the blood, it leads to an unhealthy appearance of the skin, making it irritated and dry. It can be improved a bit by using lotions or creams, but the real problem is internal and should be treated that way.
With all of this in mind, it is very important to take proper and careful care of kidney health and to consume foods rich in antioxidants, supplements, and an appropriate amount of water. This will help the kidneys function, prevent any such complications, and maintain overall good health.