As important as your kidneys are to your health (including your bone health), symptoms of their malfunction can be quite subtle. Yet early detection is crucial for preventing permanent kidney damage, so it’s vital to recognize the signs that something is not right with these detoxification organs.

In today’s post, you’ll learn about eight early warning signs that could mean your kidney function is not up to par, and what to do about it.

Let’s get started!

Kidney Function Declines With Age

It’s especially important to pay attention to your kidneys as you get older, because their function tends to decline in the later adult years (more on this later). In fact, and especially as it relates to your bone health, kidney function becomes even more crucial as we advance in years, because they are key players in the acid/alkaline balance in the body.

As Savers know, this balance is at the very heart of the Osteoporosis Reversal Program’s drug-free osteoporosis treatment. In addition to balancing the pH, the kidneys also filter out bone-damaging toxins and “decide” which vitamins and minerals need to be excreted or put back into circulation. Unfortunately, osteoporosis drugs have also been implicated in kidney damage, adding yet another compelling reason to avoid them.

As you can see, the kidneys are at the center of your bone health. So it’s vital to keep track of their function.

Are You Experiencing Any Of These Symptoms?

1. Swollen Feet, Ankles, Face, Or Other

Fluid retention is a definite sign that something is up with your body’s excretory system. One of the primary ways the kidneys keep your body balanced and deliver nutrients is by regulation of water. If these organs are not functioning well, fluid can accumulate in your tissues. Usually, you notice the swelling at your ankles, feet, face, or hands. Your legs might also swell.

2. Changes In Your Urine – Appearance, Frequency, Etc.

It makes sense to pay attention to urinary output, color and frequency when you’re taking note of your kidney function. After all, producing urine is one of the main things the kidneys do, so if you see any of the following changes, it might signal a kidney problem:

  • Urination is difficult.
  • You see blood in your urine.
  • Urination occurs less frequently, and when you do go, it appears very dark.
  • On the other hand, an increase in urine output and a lighter color can also indicate a problem (if it can’t be attributed to something obvious, such as drinking a lot of water).
  • Urine appears foamy or bubbly.
  • You wake during the night (sometimes more than once) with the urgent need to go.

3. Nausea And Vomiting

It’s understandable that you’d feel nauseated if your kidneys are letting “garbage” pile up in your system (the term for this phenomenon is “uremia”). Your body feels the need to expel the poisons, which can manifest as nausea and the feeling that you need to vomit. Sometimes, vomiting actually does occur.

4. Feeling Tired Or Sluggish During The Day

Everyone has a day when they feel tired – maybe you didn’t get enough sleep, or ate the wrong foods, or some other temporary factors are at play. But sometimes, fatigue is caused by lack of a hormone called erythropoietin, or EPO. The main function of EPO is to stimulate the production of red blood cells, and red blood cells carry energizing oxygen to cells throughout your body.

Stressed kidneys do not produce enough EPO, thereby reducing the number of red blood cells and making you feel weak and tired out.

5. Pain In Your Legs

If your kidneys are the cause of leg discomfort or pain, it’s usually located in the back of your legs. It can even migrate to your lower back, and can range from a feeling of muscle tightness to significant pain.

Kidney stones produce severe pain, usually in the back. Pain can also mean a kidney infection, which may be accompanied by a bladder infection as well. In some cases, the kidneys and liver might have cysts, which can be quite painful.

6. A Bad Taste In Your Mouth

If your kidneys are not removing toxins, they accumulate in your body (uremia). This can cause a metallic taste in your mouth, and produce bad breath. You might also find that food doesn’t taste the same, particularly meats. (This is interesting to note in light of the research we’re going to look at later, which connects a high-meat diet with kidney stress.) This dulls your appetite, which in turn can cause weight loss.

7. Itchy Rashes

When uric acid and waste products accumulate, the resulting buildup can cause itchy patches on your skin. Rashes are a vague symptom that can be caused by a number of factors; but those that result from kidney malfunction feel “deeper.” Topical treatment doesn’t help very much, because the itch feels like it extends below the skin’s surface. Uric acid-induced rashes can also manifest as little red bumps, not unlike acne.

8. Anemia

As I mentioned earlier, your kidneys produce red blood cell-stimulating EPO. Without enough EPO, you can’t make enough red blood cells, which can result in anemia. Anemia can manifest in a myriad of symptoms, including feeling winded and out of breath, feeling chilly even if your surroundings are warm, and dizziness. The reason for all of these symptoms is a systemic lack of oxygen (delivered by red blood cells).

What Causes Kidney Malfunction?

A major culprit of kidney problems is an acidic diet (consumed by the majority of the population). A brand-new study sheds light on the renal problems that can be caused by a high-acid, meat-rich diet.

The study followed 1,500 people with kidney disease for a period of 14 years. Participants who ate a diet high in meat came very close to experiencing complete kidney failure, while those who ate more fruits and vegetables did not even come close to kidney failure. Researchers estimate that an acidic diet can make it three times more likely for your kidneys to fail.1

Says lead study author Dr. Tanushree Banejee,

“Patients with chronic kidney disease may want to pay more attention to diet consumption of acid rich foods to reduce progression to kidney failure…dialysis treatments…may be avoided by adopting a more healthy diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables.”1

Why Wait Until Your Kidneys Are Diseased?

While the study was conducted on people with kidney disease, we could safely extrapolate the recommendations to those who want to avoid kidney disease and achieve optimal kidney function now, especially as we age.

In fact, additional research points to the actuality of physiological changes in the kidneys as we age. The research notes that a progressive reduction of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and renal blood flow (RBF) are observed in conjunction with aging. The reason for these phenomena is a decrease in the plasma flow in the glomerulus, a bundle of capillaries that partially form the renal corpuscle.2

In addition, the aging kidneys experience other structural changes, such as a loss of renal mass, and decreased responsiveness to stimuli that constrict or dilate blood vessels. The study concludes with a notable summation:

“…age-related changes in cardiovascular hemodynamics, such as reduced cardiac output and systemic hypertension, are likely to play a role in reducing renal perfusion and filtration. Finally, it is hypothesized that increases in cellular oxidative stress that accompany aging result in endothelial cell dysfunction and changes in vasoactive mediators resulting in increased atherosclerosis, hypertension and glomerulosclerosis.”2

So Now Is The Time To “Pamper” Your Kidneys

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, you should see your health practitioner and have a check-up, including tests to assess your kidney function.

And you should also make sure you’re helping your kidneys stay in top shape by doing a thorough cleanse.

Even if you don’t have any of these signs, a systemic cleanse is like a spa day for your kidneys. It helps them get in top shape and avoid damage and disease. This is why OsteoCleanse™, The 7 Day Bone Building Accelerator was developed in conjunction with the Osteoporosis Reversal Program.

OsteoCleanse™ is not just about alkalizing your body, feeling younger and more energized, and removing osteoporosis drugs from your system. It does all of these things in just seven days, but at the heart of OsteoCleanse™’s effectiveness are its kidney-boosting, liver-cleansing effects so you’ll strengthen and build your bones faster.

It’s always a good idea to heed early warning signs and treat your kidneys to a cleanse before damage occurs, and it’s particularly important to offset the effects of aging on your renal system.

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Now is the time to rejuvenate your kidneys and your bones!

Till next time,


1 Banerjee, Tanushree, PhD, et al. “High Dietary Acid Load Predicts ESRD among Adults with CKD.” February 2015. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Doi: 10.1681/ASN.2014040332. Web.

2 Weinstein, Jessica R. and Anderson, Sharon. “The Aging Kidney: Physiological Changes.” Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease. July 2010. Volume 17, Issue 4, Pages 302-307. Web.

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  1. lucky hartman-shortt July 26, 2018, 4:07 pm

    dear dr ive been very sick for a number of years I was due for a operation in august but have been told I cant have it as something is wrong with my kidneys,ive had both stones in gall bladder and in the bile duct with my blood tests came up clear of this but all the same I had a scan and there they were,so im not easy to deal with I have a bad pain on the right side and the pain brings me to my knees,my blood pressure was low and the blood came back showing that the kidneys are bad im waiting to see a kidney doctor could you please tell me what to look out for.

  2. Lilra McDaniel July 23, 2018, 2:16 am

    What kind of Dr would I see for testing?

  3. Teira July 19, 2018, 8:01 pm

    I have swelling in my feet hands arms and legs. it feels like my whole body, yet my metabolic panel is normal. What does that mean is it still my kidneys?!?

  4. Alina smith June 25, 2018, 4:26 am

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  5. Sarah Brown April 15, 2018, 12:07 pm

    That’s pain in kidney area
    I am 50

  6. Sarah Brown April 15, 2018, 12:05 pm

    I have son kidney area right side
    Severe itching
    Hair coming out
    Swelling in feet
    Looking at the symptoms for kidney problems I think I’m gonna get checked
    I M on blood pressure meds and I do get checked every 3 month but now some weird things are hapening

  7. ASIKA ANTHONY February 9, 2018, 10:20 am

    Hi Dr, I am 29yrs old pls i have body itching and change in skin complextion from dark to a kind of sting yellow skin and swollen in my hands,legs and sometimes my eyes. I also experience body shaking as if my nerves are over worked and with respect to this, as my heart beats my body shakes in responds to the beat. and weak sight all started since October 2017 after i recorded the first high blood pressure in my life at that age so early. pls advice me on what to do as to know the real cause of this and possible solution to revive my system back to normal. i will be so grateful if you are of help to me God bless you.

    • Vera February 14, 2018, 11:46 am

      Go to a REAL doctor not some online quack that is trying to scare everyone

  8. Jiya khan January 17, 2018, 4:10 am

    Hy..I m married and 26 yrs old..I hve lost of appetite from 4 days and feeling vomiting. Pregnancy test is also negative. From 4 days I hve nt taken a single bite of anything. I consulted doctors bt no helpful result. Ultrasound reports are also normal. Plz help me out for this problem.

    • Abdullahi isa January 14, 2019, 10:30 am

      very interesting

  9. Anna levis December 24, 2017, 2:28 am

    These are some major signs for kidney pain:
    1. High Blood Pressure
    2. Changes in the amount and number of times urine is passed.
    3. Blood in your urine.
    4. Tiredness
    5. Difficulty sleeping
    6. Headaches
    7. Shortness of breath
    8. Nausea and Vomiting
    You have notice them and consult with doctor do not ignore them.

    • Anna July 6, 2019, 4:38 pm

      I have a lot of pain in mylift side of my back I’m sure it’s my kidney but my dr don’t think so but my urine yellow..what do you think?

    • Britany January 3, 2018, 10:14 pm

      I have 5 out of the 8 of these symptoms. I just went to the doctor. Idk if it is possible to have normal kidney levels but I have not been feeling good for two week and there are some of these symptoms that have been going on for months.

  10. Audu September 19, 2017, 2:54 pm

    I have some pains at my lower back is it kidney problem?

  11. Sonja Whittaker September 16, 2017, 6:22 am

    I have a question if anyone would be willing to help me. In 2014 i became seotic and had milti organ failure, kidneys were one of those i done dialysis for a little while and got better. I have noticed over the last 6 months i have had to push like im having a bm. Could my previous kidney failure be a reason for this?

    • Candy September 28, 2017, 2:24 am

      Yup sure can be . If you start eating all organic foods seasonings ect your body will do so much better

  12. Abhi September 10, 2017, 5:12 am

    I feel bloated in left lower side of my stomach. Also I am facing back pain.
    Do I have kidney problems?

  13. mampi jha August 19, 2017, 2:58 pm

    My urea& creatine lebel is right,left kidney functioning well but right kidney not functioning in IVP test, not visual in 2 hour film. I am not facing any problem.I am 30 yrs having a child.There are no pathor seen in usg test. Give me suggestion what should I do.kub test shows no opaque shadow is noticed

  14. Helen August 19, 2017, 2:54 am

    My creatinine is 40.5 is it to high? I am trying to understand the numbers. Can you help me pmease.

  15. brown July 5, 2017, 8:36 pm

    Dr. I have a boyfriend who’s foot has like rashes. Most times when he puts on a tight shoe by they time he’s back from work his foot has rashes swollen with little water inside swellings. U kw when someone is been beaten by a ant? And you scratch u kw how swollen it looks with water inside. After 3 or 4 days it drys off and you can peal it. But very rough and disgusting. Plz what do we do doc

  16. chem June 27, 2017, 9:38 pm

    I have all these symptoms but it all went away since I include apples in my diet. It’s very effective. Just eat apples in the morning before meal.

    • Vera February 14, 2018, 11:43 am

      Sorry but apples are NOT a cure

  17. Haywhy June 14, 2017, 4:32 pm

    Hi Doc;am always having abdominal pain at least twice a week.
    My age is 39&also having hypertytisB.
    Please does it have any effect to my kidney???

  18. Anonymous June 4, 2017, 4:19 pm

    Hello my dad has both of his kidneys not working well and I’m only 12 I have a sis a bro and anot her sis I’m really worried for my dad he also sometimes feels his heart beating so fast. He also has diabetes. I’m afraid I will lose my dad he ways 130 kg pls if any doctor knows how to help my dad pls message mè by email. My email is: pls any good docter pls help me save my dad

    • dolly January 2, 2018, 2:23 am

      hello dear,
      be strong
      think without getting worried then only you will get the proper direction.
      If you are near to hyderabad, I would suggest you to consult Dr. V chandramohan of Preeti Urology and kidney hospital from Hyderabad.
      He is really a good doctor.
      Thank You.

  19. Ashlee Reaker May 23, 2017, 7:34 am

    For two weeks now my hands, wrists, feet, ankles have been swollen and I’ve had a lot of pain in my hands also now my lower back has really been hurting me where it’s hard to even stand up and down or squat. I’m tired all the time, just no motivation to do anything, bad mood, Felling irrated a lot. Also my urine has turned to almost like a neon yellow color but there is no smell or anything. I get up a lot to use the bathroom at night time. I should probably go see a Dr. Soon as possible right? After reading this article I’m almost positive that I’m having problems with my kidneys now and I’m really scared and nervous! I’m a Mother of 3 young children under the age of 10, and I’m only 33yrs old. I don’t know much about kidney disease or kidney failure. I just don’t want to die and leave my children behind and my husband. We also don’t have insurance until the 2nd of June. So I will have to go to the ER to be seen and I know that will probably be very expensive visit that we can’t afford. So I’m trying to hold off on going for as long as possible and I’m sure that is a risky move to make. What could happen if I would wait the two weeks until our insurance kicks in??? Plz respond quickly if possible!

  20. Kim r May 15, 2017, 4:49 am

    I’ve been experiencing pain in my lower back but In the left side… is that considered a symptom of kidney disease or failure??

  21. dominic May 1, 2017, 7:15 am

    for the two months I have been having eye turning
    and it goes to my brain to turn my brain and it beat my heat and weeks my body with fast breathing drying of throat , is that a symptoms of kidney failure or what should I do? pls I need direction.

  22. Emmanuela April 11, 2017, 4:31 pm

    I have slight swollen on my arnkle dear and slight urination shortness of breath what is the cause and what kind of test should

  23. Sabina yesmin March 16, 2017, 5:44 pm

    Hi .My sister’s kidney is working 8% her createne right now 5.4 .hemoglobine 8. I just want to know is she dangerous position ? Presently she getting treatment in Chaina .we’r worried for her.

    • Audu September 19, 2017, 2:53 pm

      I have some pains at my lower back is it kidney problem?

  24. Masood Akhtar March 8, 2017, 11:47 am

    Thank you so much all this information was really useful lot of people will benefit from this

  25. nahida islam February 28, 2017, 6:56 am

    my mom has few signs. is that meant she has kidney disease?

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA February 28, 2017, 11:17 am

      Hi Nahida,

      For a diagnosis, your mom will need to visit her doctor. I wish her the best, and hope for a successful resolution to her symptoms.

  26. pratyush ch. pradhan February 9, 2017, 2:52 am

    hoee. i have transplant kidney in2014. but now my creatinine level is 2.3. what can i do? plz help me…

    • ganesh February 28, 2017, 9:52 am

      My Sister has similar problem, sorry to say this looks like your kidney is in rejection stage. Consult your physician and if they confirm it they will start something as anti rejection treatment like changing entire plasma in our body to remove the anti bodies from our body etc

  27. LOUISE A NEWELL February 1, 2017, 12:30 pm


    • Bobbie July 2, 2019, 3:54 pm

      Liver is good does that mean kidney s good

  28. wendy stevnson January 28, 2017, 2:49 am

    Hello Dr. Vivian, just curious if this kidney cleanse will be safe and effective for a liver that is being destroyed by hep c and has just been diagnosed with early stages of cirrosiss. FYI to ya all, my blood test results were much better after changing my diet to more fruits and vegatables. ie: beets, artichokes and lots of water. cutting out all fruit juices ( 28grams of sugar to 1 8oz glass), all fast food and quitting smoking. hope this helps. thanks Viv

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA January 28, 2017, 2:46 pm

      Hi Wendy,

      While you will want to check with your doctor before proceeding, it sounds like a cleanse would be particularly beneficial in your situation.

  29. Shawn January 22, 2017, 9:04 pm

    Ok, whoever reads this. Back pains similar to the ones described in this article can be caused by other problems. Seems pretty convenient to lace an article with all sorts of symptoms and pain that can be attributed to other conditions along with a cleans/detoxification recipe. Ever heard of sciatica? How about peptic ulcers? Maybe compressed spine issues. Some of you may need to get medical help with your actual kidney problems but being ripped off by someone so they can profit off of your illness is really low for a human to do to another person in poor health!

    • Vera February 14, 2018, 11:45 am

      I totally agree – nothing like scaring people to death

      • Elise March 9, 2018, 7:18 am

        Yep – totally agree too! This page is a total rip off, as it is more often the case than not.

        To everyone: please go seek a REAL doctor for a serious diagnosis and a credible treatment (not some sort of cleansing. This is NOT a medical cure) just a way to scare you and get your money!

  30. Laura Page January 21, 2017, 2:44 am

    I just had a few labs come back with indication of abnormal function. I also have some back left flank pain and pain in the left groin area. I have extreme thirst and drink about 16 oz of water throughout the night. I get up about 2-3 times to pee. I have been extremely fatigued for the last few weeks. The flank pain a week or so the groin pain a few months, thought I pulled something. I have just recently in the last week had the most terrible nights sleeps. Tossing, restless, etc. My doctor just started me on Cipro, 500 mg 2x daily for 5 days and I am having a CT scan on Monday as he said there were crystals in my urine and indications in the labs that the kidney were not functioning normally. Creatinine 1.18, GFR 49, BUN 17. I am a 48 white female. I get leg cramps and twitching from time to time, I have dry eyes which I treat with drops, for a few years now. I get muscle pain quite frequently, in my neck, and my legs always seem to hurt. I actually had them test me for Lupus, because my ANA came back positive and I was on the mild positive side of the quantitative panel. But the Rheumatologist said I was negative. Do you have any thoughts? Or advice?

  31. amar January 6, 2017, 7:53 pm

    I have dis problem then what should i do plz enform me

    • albert leacock January 19, 2017, 8:39 am

      i have one kidney and the other one is starting to give trouble what to do

  32. amar January 6, 2017, 7:51 pm

    I have dis problem then what should i do

  33. Ahmed December 19, 2016, 8:43 pm

    Hi, Very informative piece. I m 49 male with robust and muscular frame and very particular about my life style. I had stone in my left kidney about 15 years back which was removed by Litho and it never relapsed. For the last few months my urge for urination has increased with disturbed sleep. My X-ray and Ultrasound results for kidneys are normal with Uric Acid and Critinen 7 and 1.20 respectively ( touching upper level bit normal). Can you you please share how to get cleansing of kidney – the ingredients and procedure. Thanks

    • Eli August 7, 2017, 8:29 am

      Had prostate problem urine back up into my kidneys Will this cleanser help my kidneys creatine at 3.7 grr at 20% Thank u.

  34. Desmond December 14, 2016, 5:31 pm

    Hi Vivian.please I really need your advice. .I noticed that I am having back pain ,I went to my doctor she carry out a test on me and she said I have a urethre tube infection that that they will carry out a surgery on me to prevent me of having kidney infection so she carry out the surgery after some months passing by I am still feeling the pain in my left and right back pain and my abdomen too some times I feel wick and high temperature ….what shout I do I’m confuse..

    • marc December 17, 2016, 3:23 pm

      i would advice you to get a second opinion from a different doctor and have a second test to check.

  35. Tshireletso Bathusi December 14, 2016, 12:55 pm

    Hello,my ankles have been swelling for almost two years now, the doctors have tested for everything but couldn’t find anything wrong, I also have backpain and sometimes i experience shortness of breath and heartburn… is it possible that I have kidney problems?

  36. Joshua December 13, 2016, 10:35 pm

    Very interesting article. give me your email. I may not have time to check on the site for ur response. send it here:

  37. Ifyxy December 13, 2016, 10:30 am

    Comment, i notice my breathing s
    eez sometimes nd my bone re getting weak sometimes, if i coff i will noticed some symptom of conderm blood when i split out,so pls am afraid what could my sickness be.

  38. melissa s. December 12, 2016, 1:28 am

    Im 34 years old and for about 3 years now ive been experiencing chronic leg pain….amongst other issues. Mostly occur in winter months but not excluded to. This last year has been extremely rough with my health and my now ex phtsician often told me…”everythings nornal..” ive had swollen limbs one day n the next my wedding ring would fall off from my fingers being so thin. I had to quit working because 3 full days of work would have me laid up for at least 5. I began doing my own research and thought maybe autoimmune of some sort like fibromyalgia. Over the last few months ive noticed my urine very dark almost brown at times and a stronger odor than ever before. My leg pains are almost constant…unbearable bringing me to tears on a regular basis. I also have pain under my armpits and 3 mornings ago I woke up with what I thought was a pinched nerve in the middle of my back…after reading all of these signs n symptoms im fairly sure the problems are my kidneys.only issue is I have very little faith in the medical field where I live….major trust issues with pretty much being called a hypochondriac. I guess I need to search for a new doc quick or just go to the e.r.

    • marc December 17, 2016, 3:28 pm

      you friend. you need to get second opinion from another doctor and have a test before its not too late. my uncle discover he had a kidney problem on a very last stage. kidney dialysis didn’t work for him and my uncle died 1month later

  39. melissa s. December 12, 2016, 1:24 am

    Im 34 years old and for about 3 years now ive been experiencing chronic leg pain….amongst other issues. Mostly occur in winter months but not excluded to. This last year has been extremely rough with my health and my now ex phtsician often told me…”everythings nornal..” ive had swollen limbs one day n the next my wedding ring would fall off from my fingers being so thin. I had to quit working because 3 full days of work would have me laid up for at least 5. I began doing my own research and thought maybe autoimmune of some sort like fibromyalgia. Over the last few months ive noticed my urine very dark almost brown at times and a stronger odor than ever before. My leg pains are almost constant…unbearable bringing me to tears on a regular basis. I also have pain under my ar.pits

  40. Pinky muzveba December 3, 2016, 11:01 am

    Hi.have been diagnosed several times with Kidneyinfection and I have recently been told that my kidneys are swollen. What should I avoid to eat and wats good to drink. And really want to know if the doctors are correct about this. I experience weakness especially when I talk I get tired my back hurts so much and abdominal comes and goes away. What should I do. Thanks to those who will help

    • marc December 17, 2016, 3:30 pm

      ate more fruits and vegetables

  41. Chevy December 3, 2016, 9:04 am

    Hi…i only have one kidney and I have been having crazy swelling, joint pain, and rashes, also tired every moment of the day…what can I do to change this or improve?….pain is unbearable…

  42. Sonia November 7, 2016, 7:50 pm

    My best friend got her urine is dark not feeling well what I do to help her to be OK she’s scared please help

    • marc December 17, 2016, 3:31 pm

      get a second opinion from a different doctor and have a second test. sometimes it good to have a second opinion

  43. Jessica L Edmonson September 23, 2016, 11:44 am

    I have a bad kidney infection. My back hurts a lot. How long does it take for SMZ-TMP DS tab to work. I also have stage 2 COPD and would like to know if it would effect it. I know I can’t get sick. Thank you

  44. Precious Tshenase September 15, 2016, 4:29 pm

    I found the information you have shared very educative. Iam definately going to for a kidney cleansing intervention.
    Thank you

  45. Kim Riedlinger August 26, 2016, 3:04 pm

    My boyfriend has all them systems an been in hospital over it for 3 days .. he home now but I as read all this he still has all these systems. .. what do I do ?

  46. mrityunjay mishra August 16, 2016, 12:37 am


    • marc December 17, 2016, 3:35 pm

      kidney filtration of toxic waste is not working anymore thats why dialysis treatment must be continue. regarding food diet. ate more fruits and vegetables. remove eating meet because meat is is an acidic diet

  47. Rashad July 2, 2016, 7:41 pm

    Hello doctor. I have skin problem. Lot of pimples+ red clotting like big acne. I used lot of skin medicines and herbal medicines and i uses balanced diet but no effect. I think this is because of some of my body part not functioning properly. So can it because of kidneys malfunctioning??please reply my answer in email. and suggest me some treatment.Thanks


  48. Vicki June 28, 2016, 2:01 am

    I have pain and swelling on my left side and around to my back. Sometimes it shows thru my clothes. I am always fatigued and the pain wakes me at night. At first I thought it felt like when I had a bowel resection, but it is a different pain. I have a lot of medical problems (PAH, anemia, osteoporosis, RA, and lots more). I spend so much time at Dr’s and am very scared now with this new pain.

    • Chantal January 7, 2017, 7:14 pm

      Have you found out what the pain and swelling on your left side was

  49. Harry June 21, 2016, 9:20 am

    Hi, very helpful advice for keeping the kidneys well. It is really necessary to be aware of such kind of symptoms, but I have read an article which says that even junk food is harmful. Read:

  50. Altin June 17, 2016, 11:39 am

    Hi Vivian

    My name is Altin, I am 15. Thank you very much for this post it helped me find the reason why i feel tired everytime i do something. And if you know anything that can prevent this “fatigue” it would be really helpful.

  51. Tracy May 27, 2016, 2:57 pm

    Being a 49 year old mail, I found this article while searching for information specifically on EPO and kidney function, not bones. Regardless, this is the first article in my life that adequately describes a complex medical issue to the masses at a level directly between the medical professional and the person who simply wants to understand the issue and potentially take needed medical action. Excellent writing. Would that you had an article for every one of our medical concerns. Thanks.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA May 28, 2016, 8:42 am

      Thank you, Tracy. It’s very important to us at the Save Institute to get the information to as many people as possible, accurately and clearly. 🙂 I am so glad you stopped by – keep gathering information and learning!

  52. paul April 27, 2016, 3:00 pm

    you guys are wonderful, God bless u all as u
    impart positively into peoples live.

    • Jose D Repeli June 18, 2016, 7:27 am

      My problem is is not only kidney to be transplan but my whole body? Chromic, lostimgy eyes viision, hearing problems and more.

  53. sharad chandra jha February 1, 2016, 9:13 pm

    Kandly provide the best way for save the kidneys with diet charts

  54. Susanne October 14, 2015, 6:45 pm

    Dear Vivian

    When I am a vegan, can I use your OsteoCleanse or your recipe book ? I just don’t want to buy it if it require eating animal food.

    Best wishes

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA October 15, 2015, 9:46 am

      Hi Susanne,
      There are no animal products involved in OsteoCleanse, with the exception of Omega-3 fish oil supplements. But flax, chia, and hemp seeds are excellent vegan substitutes for the fish oil. 🙂

      • Susanne October 26, 2015, 8:56 pm

        Wow Vivian.
        It really isen’t a cleanse like many cleansing diets today where you’re have to fight your way through it big time because it’s really not delicious or just fluids all the way, and you have to remind yourself ” its healthy so I have to get through it”. I haven’t started yet but I just read the ebook and it sounds so great. Maybe because I have been eating like that for almost a year but then we “forgot” a little and went back to normal. So thanks so much, I can’t wait to get to it 🙂

        • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA October 28, 2015, 10:26 am

          You’re right, Susanne – OsteoCleanse is not a drastic, difficult cleanse; but it is very effective. I can’t wait to hear about your experience!

  55. Buford Bourns September 5, 2015, 4:51 am

    Watch for Warning Signs Many symptoms of kidney disease are ignored because they don’t seem serious. Keep an eye out for loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue, swollen ankles or feet, and difficulty sleeping and concentrating.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA September 5, 2015, 2:14 pm

      Good point, Buford. The kidneys are, unfortunately, easily ignored.

  56. Nancy August 23, 2015, 5:01 pm

    Thank you Vivian, this information is very useful, I will certainly be watching out for signs as we eat quite a lot of red meat since we grow it.

  57. shula August 22, 2015, 1:28 pm


  58. dino August 18, 2015, 1:49 am

    I have osteoporosis as result of using Hormon Lupron for keeping testosteron down which feeds prostate cancer. i have been on hormons for 5 and a 1/2 years and still using it. I am olso on Prolia. i have stage IV prostare cancer.

    Is there any other way to treat ostoporosis?

  59. ann August 16, 2015, 5:52 pm

    Thank for every thing what to watch out for to help me with my kidney.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA August 17, 2015, 10:49 am

      You are welcome, Ann. Thank you for being a part of the community, and being willing to learn more about your health!

  60. Lorre August 15, 2015, 11:43 am

    I have just been reading your article on 8- early-warning-signs-your-Kidneys-aren’t-working-as-well-as-they-should. I found the article very interesting.

    I am interested in finding out about the rash. I would like to know what type of blood test would indicate this. I have a rash and a couple of the other signs you mentioned on the article. I have had the rash for a couple of years now. I went to dermatologist and they gave me Kenalog. (not sure of the spelling). That was short lived as the rash came back.

    I also have osteoporosis. I have had vertebroplasty .done on the 8th and 9th and also on the 1st and 12th. I DO NOT take any drugs for the osteoporosis.

    Thanks for your save our bones articles. They are very helpful

  61. friday oboh August 15, 2015, 4:10 am

    thanks Vivian for the info on kidney. for me, none of the 8 signs yet but observes some of the signs on others (swollen feet, ankle etc) especially among women here. how can they be reach?

  62. Anne August 14, 2015, 5:19 pm

    Agree with everything you say about spotting the signs of kidney disease and seeking medical advice. Unfortunately you may know exactly what the problem is but here in the UK, the doctors in primary care will ignore anything you say and fob you off. I know this from my own experience, when after repeatedly highlighting my concerns, eventually I was admitted as an emergency having lost two thirds of my kidney function, and have now been left with chronic kidney disease. Still in the best of circumstances, it is good advice to be aware of the symptoms of kidney disease. Thanks for all your good advice.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA August 14, 2015, 6:11 pm

      I am sorry you had that experience, Anne. It’s very frustrating to have a doctor ignore your concerns. No one knows your health and your body like you do!

  63. Kelsey Fickling August 14, 2015, 9:34 am

    Hello Vivian, thanks for all that great information. At present I’m taking Curcumin (turmeric); which is supposed to do a liver cleanse. I know you sell OsteoCleanse – how often is it required? I know it cleanses in 7 days, but how often is it required? Many Blessings – the exercises you give us to do are also so beneficial.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA August 14, 2015, 12:54 pm

      Hi Kelsey,
      I like to do OsteoCleanse a couple of times a year. But you can do it as often as every other month if you like.

  64. Mary August 14, 2015, 9:26 am

    I cannot find any other way of corresponding with you. about this technical problem. I am having trouble with your security check saying that my address verification was unsuccessful. This is often because a website insists on a ‘region’ to be entered on the address (in my case the region is Gard) However the problem is that the Visa address does not contain the name of the region as it is in the postcode. Also may be accents cause a problem. No ….I have now tried without the accents. Please advise. Thanks Mary W

    • Customer Support August 14, 2015, 12:55 pm

      Hi Mary,
      Please check your e-mail for correspondence from our Customer Support. Thanks!

  65. anna August 14, 2015, 8:47 am

    Hello Vivian, thank you for your email, please what is
    the Osteo-Cleanse ingredients so I would now, please
    were can I be buying the product and osteo-ease caps
    I am from Australia (melbourne) is there a practitioner
    in Melbourne perhaps I could buy the product. I don’t
    have paypal or credit card. Thank you regards Anna.

  66. Catherine August 14, 2015, 7:23 am

    Very interesting. I have learnt a lot today. What of change in heart beat. Faster than it used to

  67. siham August 14, 2015, 6:43 am

    A really useful program. Thanks a lot. May God Bless You.

  68. Yahaya Aminu August 14, 2015, 4:35 am

    A very interesting and educative program,

  69. MARIE August 14, 2015, 3:46 am

    Thank you for the great information on kidneys. I have a few signs and be watching thanks to your advice

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA August 14, 2015, 12:52 pm

      You are welcome, Marie. I am so glad this post has raised your awareness!

  70. Big t November 19, 2016, 11:32 pm

    If I’m making 6 bowl movement in 8 hours and throwing up like acid reflex what does that mean and top left of back is really painful

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