With the increase of possible illnesses and diseases that seem to be threatening our everyday existence, it may be challenging to keep up with all of the symptoms that we should be looking out for, particularly when something like kidney failure signs can start out so subtly. Even when you have some chronic kidney disease, there is approximately a 20% chance that this will lead to kidney failure; but it deserves to have a working knowledge of the signs so that you can seek doctor’s help at the first evidence of anything out of the ordinary. Here, are some of the symptoms that you should look out for.
A Change In Your Urine
Urine changes are some of the easier of the signs to look out for. It may be a change in the color due to some blood being in the urine; however lighter color urine could be a sign too. You may have to urinate more at night-time than you’ve had to in the past. It’s also likely that you may have a problem in urinating, even when you urgently need to. Finally, you may notice that your urine seems bubbly.
A Constant Feeling Of Tiredness
It happens because the kidneys have begun to struggle to create the hormone erythropoietin, and it’s erythropoietin that reports to the body that it needs to raise the production of blood cells so as to carry more oxygen around the body. The shortage of oxygen circulating in the bloodstream will be most notable because of the tiredness in the muscles, and this is more generally known as anemia.
Trouble Concentrating, Feeling Dizzy
It is a result of anemia. The shortage of red blood cells suggests that you aren’t getting enough oxygen circulating to the brain; this can lead to a lack of concentration, dizziness, and possible memory problems that you may be experiencing.
Unexplained Skin Rash Or Itchiness
Another of the key role of the kidneys is to eject the toxic wastes from your body. If the toxins are allowed to accumulate, then one of the symptoms that this leads to is skin irritation, which you may start to notice. When these toxins are present in the bloodstream, it’s a valid outward indicator that you may require to start watching for other kidney failure symptoms.
Swelling In The Extremities
Not only do the kidneys help in the extraction of toxins from the body, but they also assist in the removal of excess fluid that can accumulate and cause swelling in the face, hands, legs, ankles, or feet.