The human kidneys are one of the most important organs in the body. It filters waste from the blood, produces red blood cells, and strengthens the bones. Despite its several important roles, it can be difficult to ascertain when these organs are not functioning properly, especially during the initial stages of some kidney problems. According to Cynthia Smith who is a nurse working at Renal Consultants, one in three Americans is at risk of developing Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and only less than 50% of those with severe cases of CKD know they have a problem.
Here are 20 typical signs and symptoms that indicate a kidney problem. If you experience any, consult your doctor as soon as you can. They are:
20 – Shortness of Breath:
This happens when there is not enough blood filtering in your kidneys or excretion of fluid or waste products. According to the Urology Care Foundation, shortness of breath can happen, especially when there is fluid build-up in your lungs.
19 – Foamy Urine:
This often happens during kidney function impairment. The foam is seen as bubbles on urine and won’t burst even when flushed. It is like that seen when scrambling eggs because of albumin present in both eggs and the urine.
18 – Loss of Appetite:
If you lose interest in eating your favorite foods, it could be an indication of a kidney problem. This is caused by a buildup of toxins as a result of reduced kidney function. This was said by the National Kidney Foundation.