Our kidneys do an essential job for us, so it is extremely important that we take good care of them. Transplants are still not completely reliable and artificial alternatives are still not affordable or in the early stages of development. As such, it is a good idea to pay full attention when your own kidneys have a problem.
Our kidneys may not completely fail to begin with, but will still decline in their functionality. This can cause various symptoms that we may not notice to begin with but will get steadily worse as time goes on.
Here are a few of the signs to look out for that indicate you may have problems with your kidneys.
Symptom #1: Itchy Skin
Our skin can become itchy for various reasons. The itch can be caused by something externally, and also internally. If there are unwanted items flowing through your blood, for example, this can result in the skin becoming very itchy indeed.
The kidneys have the job of removing these items so, if the kidneys have a problem, you will find a build-up of waste in the blood. As such, the patient can begin to feel very itchy indeed with many patients describing it as unbearable. Itchiness can be caused by a variety of problems and it is something that you should arrange to get checked out.