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Symptoms of Kidney Failures that People Ignore

Your kidneys are two of the most important organs in your body. They make sure the body is clean by acting as a filter as they filter out germs from your blood stream. The reason your body is healthy and functioning is because the blood is clean and the remaining waste from other substances like muscle get cleansed and cleared out by the kidneys. You only need to practice a few healthy habits– drink water clean water as much as you can, eat healthy foods like vegetables and stay away from toxic alcohols – in order to maintain healthy kidneys. Here are some symptoms that may people do not give much importance to but could turn out to be dangerous.

Itchy skin or rash

The main task of the kidneys is to keep the insides clean. That means they purify your blood when there is waste in the bloodstream that may show up on your skin in the form of rash or itchiness. People ignore this by thinking that it is probably an allergy caused by new lotions or creams they use. People continuously use new moisturizers, creams, and other beauty products, and when they get rashes, they blame the beauty product instead of understanding that they are the victims of one of the symptoms of kidney failures.

 

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Feet swelling

Some people get different parts of their body to swell such as feet, hands, and other parts. The reason swelling happens is when blood or water cannot reach a certain part of the body such as the feet. People ignore the feet swelling particularly if they are overweight because people who have a high body mass have feet swelling. The other name for swollen feet is edema, and if they do not become normal with time, then one should contact the doctor.

Urinating at night

It is a common occurrence for many people, but they do not know that it is one of the major symptoms of kidney failures. Some people may even be mistaking it for thinking that they have diabetes or less bladder control. The reason is actually the kidneys are having trouble. Many of them think that they drank a lot of water during the evening, and that is causing the frequent visits to the toilet. It is hard to tell because the urine may be deep or light. There is no consistent appearance but if you waking up in the middle of the night; you might want to check the kidneys.

Now that you know the three symptoms of kidney failures that you should be looking out for what you should know is that you can cure the kidneys by taking care of them individually. That means, as long as you drink a lot of water and the rashes, and other minor symptoms will slowly disappear.

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