25 subtle signs you have kidney problems

Lack of sleep
2/10
Studies suggest a possible link between sleep apnea and chronic kidney disease (CKD), which over time damages your organs and may lead to kidney failure. Sleep apnea may harm your kidneys, in part by preventing your body from getting enough oxygen. Chronic kidney disease, in turn, may cause sleep apnea by constricting the throat, accumulating toxins, and more
itchy skin
3/10
This may happen if the kidneys cannot flush out toxins and they build up in the blood. It can cause a rash or make you feel itchy all over. Over time, your kidneys may not be able to balance the minerals and nutrients in your body. This can lead to mineral and bone diseases, which can make your skin dry and itchy.
Swelling of the face and feet
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When the kidneys can’t get rid of sodium well, fluid builds up in your body. This may cause the hands, feet, ankles, or legs to swell, or the face to swell. You may notice swelling, especially in your feet and ankles. Leakage of protein in the urine can appear as puffiness around your eyes.
muscle cramps
5/10
Cramps in your legs and anywhere else can be a sign of poor kidney function. An imbalance in levels of sodium, calcium, potassium or other electrolytes can interrupt the way your muscles and nerves work.
shortness of breath
6/10
When you have kidney disease, your organs don’t make enough of a hormone called erythropoietin. Hormones signal your body to make red blood cells. Without it, you could become anemic and feel short of breath. Another reason is fluid buildup. You may find it hard to catch your breath. In serious cases, lying down can make you feel like you’re drowning.

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