Kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located under the ribs and their function is to filter the blood and remove excess fluid and waste products from the body via urine on a daily basis and thus they are very important organs for our health.
Kidneys also control the electrolytes in our body, they regulate blood pressure, they are also responsible for water level balancing and acid regulation and much more. All this functions beside the mayor one, makes them to be very important organ for our overall health and in case of their malfunction entire body is on impact and it suffers.
Here are 6 signs which shows that your kidneys may be in danger!
Pain in the upper back
Usually pain in the upper back indicates just a ordinary pain caused by overuse, muscle strain or some injury to the muscles or ligaments, but, pain on the place where kidneys are located may be indicator for kidney problem also, for example kidney stones formation.
One of the kidney functions is to produce erythropoietin. Erythropoietin is a hormone that leads to the formation (control and production) of red blood cells in the bone marrow. Deficiency of red blood cells in smaller quantities is manifested with fatigue in the muscles and thus fatigue may be a pointer to kidney problem.
If your skin is scaly, bumpy, itchy or irritated in some other way, this may be due excessive levels of waste and fluids in your body caused by improper work of the kidneys because all that excessive waste goes into the blood and that will cause skin problems.
Changes in urine
Changes in urine, even the harmless ones like urine color of foamy urine, especially if there are issues while urinating like difficulty urinating, may indicate to problems with kidneys.
Metallic mouth taste
Although metallic taste in mouth is indicator of food allergies, pregnancy and in rare cases Alzheimer disease, this taste disorder, known as parageusia, may also be indicator to problem with kidneys due high percent of waste accumulated in blood and body.
With improper work of the kidneys, fluids remain in our body leading to swellings, especially around the joints and limbs.