The kidneys are 2 bean-shaped organs found in the renal system. They are on either side of your back, just under your cage. Good kidneys use about half a cup of blood per minute to eliminate waste and contain excess water in the urine. Ureters, found on each side of the body, transfer the urine from the kidneys into the bladder.

Why Are the Kidneys So Important?

Over the years, we have realized that expelling waste and excess liquid from the body is an essential element of the kidneys. The waste and excess liquid are gathered in the urine. Urine improvement requires inconceivably complex discharge and reabsorption steps. This procedure is essential to keep the body’s chemicals stable. The kidneys additionally produce hormones that influence the work of other organs. A hormone delivered by the kidneys, for example, stimulates the development of red blood cells.

Around 37 million African adults suffer and most of them do not know about kidney failure. Medical symptoms are common but may vary and can be general or absent altogether. However, people with kidney disease appear to show signs only at very late stages, when the kidneys are already weakened or when the urine contains a large amount of protein.

Someone currently with a kidney disease, or had it but now free from it, will be in the best position to know why it is called a silent killer. Not many people are educated enough to know that the symptoms of kidney failure are not disguised but can not be treated. In most cases, while the disease is severe, there are no symptoms. This greatly varies the perception and comprehension of signals.

Now lets move on to few signs of kidney disease you need to be aware of:

  1. Change In Urinary Function

The first symptom of kidney disease is a change in urgency and frequency in urination. There’s so often a darker hue in your urine. You may feel like wanting to urinate too, but can’t do so. You must begin to pay attention to your body and take extremely good care of yourself after seeing your urinary activity increase.

2. Difficulty or Soreness When Urinating

You may have difficulty, pain, or displeasure when attempting to drain your bladder.  This may be due to a developed common infection of the urinary tract. If not treated early, it can spread to your kidneys. You may have a fever or pain at your back as well.

3. Blood In The Urine

This is an undisputed risk sign and should not be ignored if you see it. Blood in your urine can indicate renal failure because multiple bladder cancers can occur in your blood and you should consult a doctor.

4. Skin Rashes And Itching

This is a much unknown condition. Rashes may indicate insufficiency and failure of the kidney. It is a kidney condition, which also produces blood waste. These rashes may be present with itching.

These are a few among numerous signs and symptoms of kidney diseases. Stay tuned for the second part. Do not forget to share with family, friends and loved ones as well.

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