7 Warning Signs That Your Kidneys Might Be Failing

Your kidneys are found on the right and left of your body near your spine. They are each about 11 centimeters long. Their job is basically to keep the body clean of toxins.

They filter your blood (and thus influence red cells) to remove ammonia-based products to be excreted in your urine.

They are connected to your bladder to ensure that the waste has a way out of your body too.

We need our kidneys because without them, we’d die. So it’s important to know what the warning signs of kidney problems are so we can take swift action to head trouble off at the pass.

We’d never even considered that number 5 could be a sign of bad kidneys.

7. Tiredness

Our kidneys deal with the manufacture of red blood cells. That is, they produce the cells which carry oxygen around our bodies. When we’re low on red blood cells, we’re low on energy and we’re tired all the time. Constant tiredness may be an early warning sign of kidney problems.