Kidneys have such an important role in our bodies. They filter our blood to remove harmful toxins from our bodies by sending them to the bladder. When one urinates, they are essentially removing the toxins in the process. This is why chronic kidney disease, the gradual loss of kidney functions, can be scary.
Kidney failure happens when our kidneys lose the ability to filter waste and instead it becomes overloaded with the accumulation of waste. Whether you’ve had past encounters with kidney problems or you are currently experiencing it for the first, it can be very scary to think you are heading towards having a kidney failure. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of kidney disease can be a start.
In this article, we will enumerate the most common symptoms of kidney failure as to allow you to take appropriate measures to deal with it in a timely manner. You may notice that some of the symptoms are not specific to kidney failure so just because you have them does not mean that you are heading in that direction. Some symptoms may be occurring due to other health conditions you may have. Therefore, it is always very important to seek a professional medical’s help to help you determine the underlying cause of your symptom.
1. Changes in urine frequency or color
You may start noticing that you urgently need to urinate in the middle of the night, and not just once but more frequently. However, once you will sit to urinate, it will be hard to actually flush out all the urine from your body. Along with changes in frequency and comfort of urinating, you may also notice the change in the color or consistency of your urine (think foamy urine). This is one of the symptoms of a failing kidney – seeing blood appear in the urine.