The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, located on both sides of the spine and above the waist, but the right kidney is in a slightly lower position and has a smaller size to leave room for the liver. The lower ribs protect the kidneys.
Inside the kidneys, there are filtration units, which are tiny units in which excess fluid and dissolved particles are filtered. Each college contains nephrons ranging from one million to 1.3 million units.
Not only do kidneys get rid of excess fluids and water in the body by turning them into the urine, but they do much more and from other functions.
In this article, we provide to you dear reader a list of 10 warning signs that indicate that your kidneys are not working properly. How many of these signals does your body send you?
1 – Sleep problems:
When the kidneys do not work properly, it means that toxins cannot get out of the body through the urine, in which case the toxins remain in the blood. Increasing the level of toxins in the blood makes sleep difficult. That’s why when you sleep less. You increase the chances of kidney function decline.
Warning: People with chronic kidney disease usually suffer from sleep apnea. This apnea can occur once or more during sleep. This temporary state can last from two seconds to a minute. After each stop, normal breathing returns loudly. Signs of snoring during continuous sleep indicate that it is time to see a doctor.
2- Dry and itchy skin:
Healthy kidneys do a tremendous job by removing excess fluid and waste from the blood, helping to produce red blood cells, and maintaining the right amount of minerals in your body. Itching and dry skin refer to the failure of the kidneys to maintain the correct balance of minerals and nutrients that can lead to bone and kidney disease.
WARNING: If you have dry and itchy skin, try to stay moist by drinking water and fluids. Remember, consult yours before taking any medication for itching. Some medicines contain ingredients that may lead to further kidney function failure.
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