HERE ARE THE 8 MAIN SYMPTOMS THAT INDICATE YOUR KIDNEYS ARE NOT WORKING WELL:

Changes in urination

If you’re feeling the urge to urinate frequently or your urine has changed its color and smell, it might be a sign of impaired kidney function. Check your urine – if it’s foamy or bubbly, it may be a sign of kidney problems. Noticing any kind of change in your urination is also a sign that you should visit a doctor.

Edema

Water retention is caused by reduced kidney function and may result in swelling in the face, feet and ankles.

Fatigue

The kidneys produce a hormone known as Erythropoietin which is involved in the creation of red blood cells and responsible for the transport of oxygen to the body cells. If the kidneys are somehow impaired, the production of the hormone will be reduced, resulting in anemia, tiredness, dizziness and difficulty focusing.

Pain in the lower back

Although it could be simply a pulled muscle, back pain can be related to kidney disease. Back and lumbar pain is sometimes caused by urinary tract infections.

A metallic taste in the mouth

The accumulation of toxins in the kidney may cause a metallic taste in the mouth, losing the taste of meat and may also cause bad breath.

Skin problems

If there isn’t proper oxygenation and blood filtering, toxins will accumulate in your blood and cause rashes, acne, allergies and itching.

Feeling cold

If you’re feeling cold all the time regardless of the season, it may be a sign of kidney disease.

Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Kidney problems may cause numerous issues in the cardiovascular system. The retention of water and sodium in the body can increase your blood pressure and, if left untreated, may result in chronic renal diseases.

If you notice any of these symptoms, visit a doctor immediately as kidney disease is a serious problem which can do a lot of damage.