When kidneys are not functioning properly and not eliminating waste from the body efficiently it can cause edema or swelling.
These fluids may accumulate in hands; feet; legs; ankles; and face. In extremely serious cases edema can develop in the lungs and heart (1).
4. Skin Problems
Poorly functioning kidneys can allow toxins to build up and cause dryness, rashes, and serious itching (2).
There are a number of topical treatments, prescription, OTC, and natural ingredients that can help; however, these will not address the underlying condition.
5. Oxygen Failure
One of the vital functions of the kidneys is to produce erythropoietin which is important for the production oxygen carrying red blood cells.
The shortage of red blood cells in the body can result in anemia or iron deficiency.
Low iron levels can make individuals feel cold even in a warm environment as well as chronic weakness and fatigue.
Oxygen plays many major roles in the human body and when it is not properly transported through the various systems they all suffer.
How To Improve Kidney Health
- Avoid Cadmium
- Do Not Smoke
- Drink Plenty of Healthy Fluids
- Engage in Daily Physical Activity
- Drink Cranberry Juice
- Consume Herbal Teas – Juniper Berries; Horsetail; Goldenrod Blossoms; Burdock Root;