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18 signs it’s time to get your kidneys tested (kidney problems)

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General signs, individual symptoms, and some diseases can indicate a potential problem in the functioning of the organ. We will tell you in what cases and how to check the functioning of the kidneys, what to look for, which specialist to contact.

Many people think that the symptoms of kidney problems will appear immediately and cannot be missed. After all, the kidneys are one of the most important organs in the body. They allow him to continuously remove metabolic products, excess water, and salt, maintain an optimal level of pressure and regulate the metabolism, hormones, and other compounds.

But the symptoms may be subtle, then they are most dangerous. Diseases of the urinary system are some of the quietest pathologies, but they can lead to serious complications, disability, or even death if they are not treated in time. We give full instructions when you need to contact a specialist, how to check the kidneys, which of the manifestations you need to pay attention to.

It’s important to recognize signs of inflammation, organ damage, or an increased risk of serious future problems.

Organ functions

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Two small, bean-like, fist-sized organs are the beginning of the urinary tract. They are located under the ribs, on either side of the spine.

Cleansing the blood

The kidneys filter about 200 liters of blood every day, removing toxins, acids, chemicals, and excess fluid. Waste in the form of urine is directed down the ureters to the bladder, where it is stored until it leaves the body through the urethra. Read the Symptoms of kidney problems on the next page.

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