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Kidney symptoms that need to be addressed
Signs and symptoms of kidney inf ection that need immediate medical
attention.
Kidneys are the two bean shaped organs that are located
in the back, just under the ribs and on either side of the
spine. Kidneys play an important role in the purif ication of
blood and also remove waste f rom the body, which is
mainly produced due to the consumption of f ood. T hese
highly sophisticated organs are composed of millions of
small pouches called as nephrons. T he kidneys work f or
24 hours daily carrying out the purif ication of about 200
liters of blood with the production of 1-2 liters of waste
in the f orm of urine. Apart f rom cleaning, the kidneys also
help in the production of red blood cells by erythropoietin
and also control the blood pressure level of the body.
T he active vitamin D produced by the kidneys also helps
in the absorption of calcium.

Kidney Disease
Kidney diseases are caused by improper f unctioning or f ailure of kidney f unctions. T he kidney diseases,
mainly acute renal f ailure can be caused by any injury with blood loss, damage to the kidneys caused by
severe inf ection, or shock such as sepsis, obstruction in the f low of urine or may be ef f ects of drugs. A
muscle breakdown can also lead to kidney disease by the production of a chemical called myoglobin. When
the kidney loses its f unction f or more than three months it causes chronic kidney diseases. Diabetes and
high blood pressure mainly causes the chronic kidney diseases.

Common symptoms of kidney problem
Kidney damage symptoms are so subtle that they may be passed of f as regular pain in the abdomen or
simple illness. It must be noted that Kidney pain symptoms are recurrent symptoms that need medical
attention. T hese are some of the kidney symptoms that indicate kidney problem:
Nausea and Vomiting: T his kidney problem symptom is mainly due to the excess of waste in the
blood stream.
Feeling Cold: T hese chills in the body are mainly caused by anemia.
Changes in urination: Frequent urination with pain is a common kidney problem symptom. You will
urinate in small amount which is dark in color and sometimes it includes blood.
Trouble concentrating and Dizziness: Anemia is the most common kidney problem symptom that
reduces the oxygen level in brain causing dizziness or memory loss.
Leg/Flank Pain: Pain in the back and sides are also common during kidney problems.
Swelling: Kidney generally removes extra f luid f rom the body but when it f aces problem the extra f luid
cause the swelling of f ace, hand, legs etc.
Fatigue: Reduction in the f ormation of RBC causes f atigue and due to lack of oxygen the brain and
muscles get tired. T his is another popular kidney problem symptom

Signs and symptoms of kidney pain
Kidney pains might also be ref lected in the f orm of pain in back or hips. T he kidney pain symptoms are
mainly ignored so, now with back pain there are also other kidney pain symptoms to be considered such as:
Urinary tract disorder
Nausea and Vomiting
Severe Fever
Blood in urine or abnormal urine color
Swelling of hands and legs
Pain mainly in the groin region

Indication of a Kidney Tumor
Kidney tumor symptoms are not clearly noticeable in the early stages of kidney tumor. As the tumor grows
in size it may present noticeable pain in the area. T here are f ew kidney tumor symptoms that can be noticed
such as:
Abdominal Symptoms: Kidney tumor symptoms start with pain in the abdominal region. It can be
detected by a doctor examination or by naked eyes. You may notice swelling of the abdomen with
veins visible on the surf ace of the abdomen.
Fatigue: Kidney tumor results in loss of appetite and resulting weight loss. All this lead to lack of
energy and you will weak leading to f atigue.
Blood Flow Symptoms: Blood in urine is the most common kidney tumor symptom. You may notice a
reddish brown color of the urine and pain during urinating. You may also suf f er f rom anemia and high
blood pressure.
Flu-Like Symptoms: Kidney tumor symptoms also include high f ever with severe body pain.

Symptoms indicating kidney f ailure
T he kidney damage symptoms are very hard to determine as kidney f ailure is a silent killer. In the early
stages there are no kidney damage symptoms but af ter sometime it will show signs and symptoms which
include lethargy, Hypertension, Anemia, Acidosis which increases the blood pH level making it acidic, Uremia
caused when the kidney f ails to excrete the urea f rom the blood which causes heart and organ f ailure.


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