Changes in Urinary Function
- Increase or decrease in the amount of urine
- Dark-colored urine
- Feeling the urge to urinate
- Increase or decrease in the frequency, especially at night
Pain While Urinating
Blood in Urine
Swelling in Hands or Feet
Extreme Fatigue, Anemia
Dry & Itchy Skin
Ammonia Breathe and Metallic Taste
Shortness of Breath
Pain in the Back or Sides
A Rise in Blood Pressure
Frequently Asked Questions:
When you have kidney disease, your organs don't make enough of the hormone erythropoietin. Hormones tell your body to make red blood cells. You can develop anemia and get short of breath if you don't take it.
Drinking water regularly throughout the day helps the kidneys work properly and stay healthy. Water is the best liquid option to drink during the day.
Kidney discomfort is often a deep, dull aching in the right or left flank, or both sides, that gets worse when softly tapped. Usually, only one kidney is affected in most conditions, so you usually feel pain on only one side of your back.