What Does It Mean When Your Kidneys Are A Little Dry And What To Do To Prevent It?


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Dry kidney is as the name insinuates. The kidneys job is essentially to process water from the blood and on a daily basis, process up to 200 quarts of blood. When the kidney can no longer control the levels of water it is processing it is basically kidney failure. This is what the term dry kidney means.

This term is not commonly used these days and is not a confirmed medical diagnosis so with that, it could also suggest that you are just dehydrated. This would mean that the kidneys are not getting enough liquid to process. If this could be the case, check how much water you are drinking daily and if you have any other medical conditions that could result in this. Diabetes if undiagnosed or poorly managed can result in excessive drinking which has an effect on the kidneys.

If you think you could have kidney damage or problems, ensure to see a doctor as soon as possible. Early detection of kidney disease allows easier and more effective treatment. Symptoms of this are:

  • Abnormal urinating pattern
  • Foamy or bloody urine
  • Swelling across the body including hands, feet, face and ankles
  • Dry, itchy skin and/or a rash
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath cause by fluid build up in the lungs
  • Anaemia
Kidney disease is very common throughout the world and the most common causes are diabetes, high blood pressure and glomerulonephritis (which is a painless inflammation of the filtering part of the kidneys).

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