10 Subtle signs of a Kidney Problem

10 Subtle Signs Of A Kidney Problem

Early kidney problems do not reveal any visible symptoms; therefore, it is difficult to identify it. Being aware of the signs it has can reduce the chance of suffering from advanced kidney disease and other complications. Here are the first ten symptoms of the renal disease you should know:

10 Subtle Signs Of A Kidney Problem

1. Nausea or vomiting


Nausea, vomiting, and reduced appetite are among the most common symptoms of gastrointestinal disease in people with kidney problems. 

Nausea and vomiting frequently happen when you wake up early in the morning. Because the kidneys have not been able to clean the unhealthy toxins in the blood, which leads to the accumulation of extra-urea nitrogen in the blood, this reason raises the gastrointestinal mucosa and leads to nausea and vomiting.

2. Swelling in the Body

The kidneys work to remove waste and excess fluid in the body; when this doesn’t happen, the excess of liquid and water accumulated will lead to swelling. This swelling can be seen in the hands, legs, ankle joints, front, and under the eyes.

3. Changes in urinary function

10 Subtle Signs Of A Kidney Problem

The first symptom of kidney disease is a sudden change in urinary function. The difference may be in the amount and regularity of the urine you usually pee. Other changes may include:

  • Waking up during the night several times to urinate.
  • Urge to urinate more often but not be able to do so while using the restroom.
  • The color of the urine is darker than usual.
  • The urine seems to become foamy or bubbly.
  • The urine contains blood.
  • You are having a difficult time urinating.
  • There is a pain or a burning feeling while urinating.

4. Severe fatigue and weakness

When both kidneys do not work correctly, there is a high risk of feeling tired often. You may feel tired, exhausted, or utterly lacking in energy for no reason. Two common causes for these symptoms are anemia and the accumulation of waste inside the body.

5. Dizziness

If kidney disease leads to anemia, you may suffer from many dizziness, which is a sense of ease and instability or loss of balance. This is because anemia can prevent your brain from receiving enough oxygen that it needs.

6. Unexplained back pain

10 Subtle Signs Of A Kidney Problem

Unexplained appearances of pain in the back and even the abdomen’s sides may be symptoms of undiagnosed kidney disease. When both kidneys or one of the kidneys do not work correctly, you may suffer from pain, pain, and fluid in the joints.

7. Skin rashes and itchy skin

Unexplained skin rashes, blemishes, and excessive itching are also manifestations of kidney problems. When the kidneys accumulate a lot of waste and toxins inside the body, it leads to more skin problems.

8. Ammonia Breath

Kidney disease can result in a metallic taste in the mouth or also known as ammonia-breathing. This is due to inappropriate kidney function, which can lead to an increase in blood urea levels. Urea was broken down to ammonia in saliva, causing ugly, urinary-like breathing, called ammonia-breathing.

9. Feeling cold most of the time.

This is another symptom of anemia caused by kidney disease. You may feel cold most of the time without any reason and even if you are warm. There are times when you also have a fever with chills.

10. Breathing difficulties

Lack of breathing can also be one of the reasons for kidney disease.

Poor renal function may lead to excessive fluid accumulation in the lungs. Also, a lack of breathing can be caused by anemia that is often caused by kidney problems.

If you have one or more signs of kidney problems, you should talk to your doctor for a proper blood test or ultrasound to check your kidney function.