If the kidneys hurt – the reasons and what to do at home

The kidneys play a huge role in the life of the whole organism. They are responsible for removing toxins. Kidney disease is very dangerous and serious. Oftentimes, symptoms can be confused with some other medical condition. It is very important to make the correct diagnosis in a timely manner and receive the necessary recommendations.

  • Features of the disease in men and women
  • Drugstores
  • Folk remedies
  • Types of pain

    In case of impaired renal function, the patient will definitely have pain. Depending on what kind of pain, the doctor can diagnose one or another kidney disease. But for an accurate diagnosis, you should undergo a complete examination. Pain is of a different nature:

    • Aching. A aching pain very often occurs when walking, performing physical work, and simply if a person takes an uncomfortable position. If he is at rest, then the pain subsides.
    • Pulling. It occurs during inflammation and haunts a person, even when he is at rest.
    • Pressing. Occurs with inflammation and neoplasms. May be given to the groin, abdomen and chest.
    • Stitching. It often occurs with a malignant tumor. It does not always have a pronounced character. It can fade out, then resume. Therefore, an urgent consultation with a doctor is necessary.
    • Sharp. It mainly occurs if there are stones and salts in the kidneys and urinary system. Often the pain can be given to the leg.
    • Sharp. As well as sharp pain, acute pain occurs when the stones move. Can give in the leg, under the ribs and in the groin area.

    If you experience any kind of kidney pain, see your doctor immediately. Do not put up with it, and do not postpone the visit.

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    Common symptoms of kidney disease

    • Pain. It arises in the lumbar region, it can give only to the right or left side. Pain radiating down the abdomen or upper thigh may indicate renal colic.
    • General ailments. In connection with a violation of any kidney function, a large amount of toxins begins to enter the human body. This leads to decreased appetite, poor health, weakness of the body and the appearance of regular headaches.
    • Puffiness. Swelling of the body, especially the lower extremities, may also indicate a malfunction of the organ.
    • Temperature increase. An increase in body temperature always indicates any unfavorable processes occurring in the body. Therefore, with such diseases, this symptom occurs quite often.
    • Violation of urination. With the disease of these organs, the volume of urine excreted quite often sharply decreases (oliguria), the presence of blood in the urine is observed, and also its incontinence (enuresis) occurs.
    • Stool disorder. Frequent constipation can be followed by profuse diarrhea.

    Types of kidney pathologies and their symptoms

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    The most common kidney disease. He is accompanied by the following symptoms:

    • High body temperature.
    • Severe swelling of the face.
    • Nausea.
    • Soreness in the lower abdomen and lower back.

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    Kidney cyst (polycystic)

    Fluid-filled benign neoplasms. At the initial stage, they do not manifest themselves in any way, but with an increase in their volumes and quantity, the following symptoms appear:

    • Decreased appetite and, as a result, a sharp decrease in weight.
    • Breaking stool
    • Aching pain in the lower back and abdomen.

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    The disease occurs as a result of a malfunction of the immune system. It often becomes chronic. The symptoms of glomerulonephritis are:

    • Increased blood pressure.
    • High body temperature.
    • Swelling of the lower extremities.
    • Lack of appetite and weight loss.
    • Decreased urine volume and the presence of a large amount of blood in it.
    • Aching back pain.


    Urolithiasis disease

    Finding stones in the urinary system. The most common reason for their appearance is considered to be unhealthy diet and the intake of various medications not agreed with the doctor. There are a large number of symptoms of this disease:

    • Sharp pain that cannot be tolerated.
    • Frequent and painful urination.
    • High body temperature.
    • Fainting is possible.
    • Nausea and vomiting.

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    Kidney stone disease (nephrolithiasis)

    The disease differs from the previous one in that the stones are not in the urinary system, but in the organs themselves. The disease can be mild or severe. The mild form is asymptomatic. A severe form has a number of symptoms:

    • Nausea, vomiting.
    • Sharp pain radiating to the back, leg and abdomen.
    • Increased blood pressure.
    • High body temperature.

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    Renal insufficiency

    The disease has an acute and chronic form. The acute form can be identified by the following symptoms:

    • A sharp decrease in the volume of urine.
    • Nausea and vomiting.
    • Severe swelling.
    • Decreased appetite.
    • Uncharacteristic slowness or strong excitement is manifested.

    The chronic form is initially almost asymptomatic. Subsequently, signs appear in an increasing form:

    • Fast fatiguability.
    • Dryness in the mouth.
    • Increased urine volume.
    • Decreased appetite.
    • Changes in skin color and condition.
    • Tremor of fingers and hands.
    • Joint and muscle pain.
    • Sleep disturbance.
    • Inadequate behavior.


    Often, the organ is also affected by the appearance of benign and malignant tumors. The following symptoms appear:

    • Constant fatigue.
    • Insomnia.
    • Pain in the lower back and abdomen.
    • Impaired urination
    • Weight loss.

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    Features of the disease in men and women

    In men and women, kidney disease has a number of its own characteristics. Women suffer from this disease much more often than men. But in men, the disease is more serious. Kidney dysfunction can lead to a wide variety of diseases.

  • Infertility.
  • Phlebeurysm.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Arthritis.
  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Hypertension.
    • Myoma of the uterus.
    • Ovarian cyst.
    • Endometriosis.
    • Violation of the menstrual cycle.
    • Impotence.
    • Prostatitis.
    • BPH.

    If kidney disease is detected, treatment should be started immediately. There are many methods of treatment with pharmacy and folk remedies.


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  • Ofloxin. Take one tablet twice daily for 7 days. Eating has nothing to do with taking the medicine.
  • Flexid. For 7-10 days, take one 500 mg tablet once a day. Does not depend on food intake.

    Herbal medicines:

    • Nephroleptin. Take one tablet 3-4 times daily with meals. It should be used for 14 to 28 days.
    • Phytolysin. The drug is available in the form of a paste. For use, a teaspoon of paste should be diluted in boiled sweetened water – 100 ml. Take this amount 3-4 times a day. Consume after meals.
    • Kanefron N. Produced in the form of pills and drops. Dragee to take for 2 4 weeks, take 2 tablets three times a day. Take drops for 2 4 weeks, take 50 drops 3 times a day.
    • Urolesan. The drug is produced in the form of syrup, drops and capsules. Drops take 8-10 drops three times a day for 5 to 30 days. tablets take 5 mg. three times a day for 5 to 30 days. Take one capsule three times a day for 5 to 30 days.
    • Furamag. Attention! If there is chronic renal failure, the drug should be discarded. Take 1 tablet three times a day for 7-10 days.

    Before taking any of the above means, be sure to consult your doctor!

    Folk remedies

    Diuretic herbal teas:

  • Recipe 1. Combine nettle, lingonberry and peppermint in 5 tablespoons. Pour one liter of cool water. Leave on for 6 hours. After pouring 250 gr. into a glass, warm up and drink in small portions throughout the day.
  • Recipe 2. At night in 1,5 liters. jar, mix a spoonful of the following herbs: chamomile, rhubarb root, St. John’s wort, oregano, birch leaves and bearberry. To fill with water. Boil in the morning and drink one glass of tea on an empty stomach, and one more during the day.
  • Recipe 3. Pour a package of rosehips with 4 liters of boiling water, boil a little and set aside. When the tea is reddish and dark in color, it can be consumed. Drink should be twice a day. Does not depend on food intake.
    • Bay leaf. Pour a glass of boiling water over a few bay leaves. Wait until it cools down to a warm state, and drink a quarter of a glass 2 times a day before meals. The course of use is 5 days.
    • Millet. 250 gr. Pour millet with 3 liters of water and leave for a day under a towel. The resulting white liquid should be drunk as much as possible. And millet should be poured again.
    • Beet. Chop one beet and pour a liter of warm water. Leave the container ajar. Can be used after 7 days. It should be consumed in unlimited quantities. Does not depend on food intake.
    • Still water. You should quickly drink a liter of still water at a time. The remedy is effective for kidney stones and salt. It is also recommended to drink for prevention purposes.
    • Infusion of parsley. Pour a liter of boiling water over a few bushes of freshly plucked parsley (along with the root). Can be used after three hours. It should be consumed in 100 ml. before eating.

    Before using any medications, you should consult a specialist. To achieve maximum effect, you should take several drugs at the same time and stick to a diet.

  • Tatyana Jakowenko

    Editor-in-chief of the Detonic online magazine, cardiologist Yakovenko-Plahotnaya Tatyana. Author of more than 950 scientific articles, including in foreign medical journals. He has been working as a cardiologist in a clinical hospital for over 12 years. He owns modern methods of diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and implements them in his professional activities. For example, it uses methods of resuscitation of the heart, decoding of ECG, functional tests, cyclic ergometry and knows echocardiography very well.

    For 10 years, she has been an active participant in numerous medical symposia and workshops for doctors - families, therapists and cardiologists. He has many publications on a healthy lifestyle, diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular diseases.

    He regularly monitors new publications of European and American cardiology journals, writes scientific articles, prepares reports at scientific conferences and participates in European cardiology congresses.