5 signals that can tell you there is something wrong with your kidneys – don’t ignore them!


Properly functioning kidneys make sure your body keeps ‘running’. Kidney problems can bring very big health risks with it, so stay alert! The following signals can indicate there might be something wrong with your kidneys:

  1. Changes in your urine: Always keep a good eye on your urine because it can tell you more about your health than you might think. The most common and early symptoms of kidney problems are foamy urine, dark urine, having to pee during the night more often, a change in frequency and amount of urine or a pressing sensation when you’re peeing.
  2. Fatigue: Healthy kidneys make sure you have a proper amount of red blood cells, and these in turn make sure there’s enough oxygen in your blood. That’s why fatigue can be an indication of kidney problems, as there is an oxygen deficiency in this case.
  3. Shortness of breath: This is often associated with kidney problems as well, also because of the oxygen deficiency caused by the fact there are too few red blood cells.
  4. Skin problems: Kidneys detoxify your blood, so when this isn’t done right, toxins start to accumulate. This can lead to rashes and itchiness.
  5. Bad breath: This also has to do with the accumulation of toxins in your blood.

Disclaimer: this information is not an alternative to professional medical advice. In case of doubt, please contact your doctor.

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