10 Signs of Kidney Damage You Need to Watch Out For

#10 – Trouble sleeping

Trouble sleeping© Pinterest

Malfunctioning kidneys mean that toxins remain in the blood instead of exiting the body via urine. When the toxins accumulate, it becomes hard to fall asleep. So, not getting enough sleep, you actually help increase your risk of kidney function decline.

People who have chronic kidney disease suffer from sleep apnea more frequently. What’s sleep apnea? It’s having one or more pauses in your breath when sleeping.

These pauses can last up to one minute, and after every pause, the breathing gets back to normal with a loud snort. Keep in mind that constant heavy snoring indicates it’s time for a visit to the doctor.

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#9 – Fatigue, headaches, and general weakness

Fatigue, headaches, and general weakness© Dreamstime

Healthy kidneys use Vitamin D to keep your bones strong as well as to create Erythropoietin (EPO), an important hormone in the production of red blood cells. When there’s something wrong with the kidneys, they don’t generate enough EPO, causing a decline of red blood cells, and resulting in rapid fatigue.

In fact, people with chronic kidney disease commonly suffer from anemia. If you feel tired, weak, and less energetic even though you’re getting enough sleep and rest, you should definitely see a doctor soon.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Yes I am having using the restroom not with peeing but with releasing myself with my bowls sometimes my stomach hurt but most of time my rectem will not release and I can’t go but if I pass gas by the way witch is very hard to do then I can release myself am taking the med my doctor has asked me to take and in the morning when am headed to work I feel fine but when I go to bed at my stomach and my rectem really bothers me to where I can’t sleep and I have to use the restroom but I can’t go like it be so much gas in me until it hurts so I would have to just there for sometime over a hour but once I pass gas if I can than it comes right out and I feel relieved

    • My first response to you Carl, disappeared before I finished so here I go again!
      #1 Take a 400 mg. capsule of Magnesium before you go to bed. It will make you empty your bowels in the morning. I use Nature Made brand. #2 If your stools are hard to pass, make sure you’re drinking or sipping water through the day. #3 drink a mixture of yogurt that has live cultures; with orange or fruit juice mixed in, this will help with stomach and digestion issues. I used to have your problems and these solutions have fixed it. Good luck!

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