Your kidneys come in pairs and they are situated right beneath your rib cage.
The main function of your kidneys is to help filter your blood and remove harmful toxins that are it.
It is estimated that the kidneys filter approximately between 10 to 150 quarts of your blood per day.
So the role of the kidneys is vital to your body as every cell, tissue and organ makes use of the filtered blood and if your blood has an accumulation of toxins, then all your organs will be in danger.
You will know if your kidneys are in trouble with these 8 symptoms
As the kidneys don’t function properly what you will notice is an inflammation of your joints, you will also notice that your face gets bloated as a result of a problem to your kidneys.
- Urination Issues
If you have a problem with your kidneys your urination habits get dramatically altered, here are some changes that could occur.
- A foamy urine
- Difficulty urinating
- Added pressure when urinating
- Frequent urge to urinate at night
- A pale coloured urine accompanied by more urination and in larger quantities.
- A dark coloured urine accompanied by less urination and also urinating in small quantities
- Unexplained Skin Rash
Excessive toxin accumulation in your body can be directly associated with kidney issues. This can result in you experiencing skin rashes on your body as the toxins get into your bloodstream and ultimately you have unattractive skin.
- Frequent Tiredness Or Fatigue
Healthy kidneys will generate a hormone known as erythropoietin (EPO). This hormone is responsible for creating red blood cells and these red blood cells job is to provide much needed oxygen to all parts of your body including your brain and muscles. Where this hormone is not generated in the right amounts the person will experience fatigue more often than usual and suffer from anaemia.
- Sudden Shortness Of Breath
This could be linked with kidney problems as where the body is not getting as much oxygen as required because of the low amounts of EPO hormone in the body and also due to toxin build up because of the failure of the kidneys to adequately filter out the toxins which get into the bloodstream and ultimately get pushed into the lungs, all these situations can lead to sudden shortness of breath.
- Having A Metallic Taste In Your Mouth
When a lot of toxins have built up in your blood your taste buds act funny and you start to have a metal taste in your mouth which can lead to you having a drastic change in your appetite and taste for certain foods.
- Persistent Pain
You can have pain located specifically in your upper back area due to the presence of kidney stones or possibly an infection of your kidneys.
- Difficulty Staying Focused And Fainting Spells
Due to the drop in red blood cell counts in your body and ultimately the supply of oxygen to your vital organs and brain you are likely to find it hard to concentrate and also experience fainting spells.
It’s important to have a balanced diet that consists of fruits and vegetables which will help to detoxify your body due to the rich amounts of antioxidants in them.
Source: Healthy Food Team