According to Ayurveda, kidney disease results from excess Kapha dosha, reduced Vata dosha, and imbalance in digestion. These three cause weakening of the kidneys and affect the process of urine formation. This in turn causes toxins (ama) to gather in the body. It causes a whole range of symptoms. Here are the causes and symptoms of kidney problem.
Causes of Kidney Problem
- Severe dehydration
- Severe burns
- High blood pressure
- Blockage in the urinary tract
- Kidney stones
- Bloated prostate
- Nerve damage
- Alcohol and drug abuse
- Toxin accumulation
- Infection in the intestine
7 Symptoms of Kidney Problem
1. Changes in Urination
There are many symptoms for kidney problem you can spot in urination. One is that you can feel pressure, making it difficult to urinate. Or, your urine could be foamy. This happens because of high levels of protein in the urine. Some people pass purple, red or brown urine, which happens because of blood content. As soon as you spot it, fix an appointment with your doctor.
Fatigue is a common symptom of kidney disease. But unfortunately, most people ignore it. Why does kidney disease cause this symptom? Because of EPO (erythropoietin), a hormone that controls the amount of oxygen your blood carries. When your kidneys grow weaker, your body has lesser of this hormone – and as a result, your body gets lesser oxygen.
3. Feeling Out Of Breath
Next among the symptoms of kidney disease is shortness of breath. It also results from the lack of oxygen in your body because you’re low on EPO, the hormone we just talked about. Another reason is that kidney failure causes a lot of fluid to gather in the lungs. It’s wise to see a doctor as soon as possible when you notice this symptom.
4. Foggy Brain
Again, a result of less oxygen being transported to your body organs – those with kidney problems tend to feel ‘spaced out’. You could be less focused, have trouble concentrating, feel confused, be unable to make decisions, forget directions, or generally find it hard to grasp and process information.
Kidney disease leads to itchiness too. That’s because the kidneys, when weak, cannot perform their basic function of getting rid of waste from the body. This leads to accumulation of waste in the body, causing itching that can, in many, cases be rather harsh.
Those with weakened kidneys can have swollen faces, legs, and hands. This happens when the kidneys cannot remove fluids from the body. These fluids that remain in your body get trapped in the tissues, which results in swollen body parts – mostly hands and legs. Medical professionals call this ‘edema’.
7. Disturbed Digestion
You may also notice symptoms of kidney problem in digestion patterns. The food you eat can start to taste odd. Patients often talk about a metallic taste in their mouth. The breath grows foul too. Appetite decreases. Nausea and vomiting are quite common. As a result, patients have drastic and severe weight loss as a result of kidney failure.
This article is solely for the purpose of imparting information. Please do not substitute it for professional medical advice.