Don’t take it for granted! These 7 signs can warn you of a kidney disease

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Our body carries out multiple functions in our day-to-day life. We may be cautious of some diseases but many times, we tend to become careless of the endless signals our body sends to us. Just as each part has a role to play, kidneys functions are numerous.

Our body carries out multiple functions in our day-to-day life. We may be cautious of some diseases but many times, we tend to become careless of the endless signals our body sends to us. Just as each part has a role to play, kidneys functions are numerous.


The bean-shaped organs, located at the bottom of the rib cage are responsible for removing waste and extra fluids from the body. They keep the potassium and salt levels in check and even if the slightest thing goes wrong with your kidneys, it may prove fatal to your life.


It’s time to book an appointment with your doctor if you feel any of these 7 symptoms in your body.


Lack of concentration and low energy levels

If your kidneys don’t function properly it may build up toxins in your body. Intoxication causes people to feel exhausted and tired than usual. Kidney diseases are accompanied by anaemia that leads to fatigue and tiredness.

Sleepless nights

When kidneys fail to perform their functions of purification, it increases the toxin levels in the blood which, in turn, causes lack of sleep.

Skin gets dry and itchy

Kidneys help balance a number of minerals in the blood. Skin conditions like itchiness and dryness may be signs that kidneys are unable to function.

Changes in urination patterns

Unlike your normal days, you may urinate more often or less frequently. If you see blood in your urine or excess of bubbles in your urine, visit your doctor immediately. This means, that you have protein in your urine.

Sudden puffiness around your eyes

The puffiness around your eyes indicates a protein leak into your urine and it is a definite sign that your kidneys are dysfunctional.

Swollen feet and ankles

Kidneys are responsible for regulation in your body and fluid retention means that something is wrong with your excretory system. Thus, when they stop functioning fluids start to accumulate in the tissues.

Major muscle cramps

Mineral imbalances due to impaired kidney functioning can result in muscle cramping.

Doctors have termed kidneys as ‘Silent killers’. The risk of developing kidney diseases are even higher if you have high blood pressure, diabetes or a family background with kidney issues. These vital signs will prove to be handy but all that we need to do is be extra cautious towards our body!

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