What are the First Signs of Kidney Failure?

Q:
What are the first signs of kidney failure?

A:
Nowadays, kidney disease affects more and more people in the world. But as a “Quiet Disease” for its lack of symptoms, how can we recognize and respond to it as soon as possible?

Here are a few early warning signs of kidney disease:

  • Change in Urination— the most obvious sign of kidney distress

Urine production is a function of the kidneys and therefore any major change such as: less urine, urinating more often, change in color, foam, smell, pain, or blood in urine, can all indicate an issue with the kidneys.

  • Protein in Urine

It is wise to get yearly check-ups. Though examinations you can know if there is any blood present in your urine. Kidney damage will cause protein to leak into your urine, along with blood cells.

  • Lower Back Pain

Pain from your kidneys can register as lower back pain, found below the rib cage, or even on the sides.

Other symptoms are:

  • change in the taste of food
  • loss of appetite
  • difficulty to think clearly
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • metallic taste
  • fatigue
  • itchiness or rash.
  • anemia

If you have had some early or possible signs of kidney failure, we advise that you turn to your doctor as soon as possible and have yourself checked up.

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