Kidney pain is also known as renal pain or flack pain. It is a sharp pain at the back between the lowest rib and the buttocks. It is a discomfort or ache that maybe acute or chronic and may spread down the flank to the groin or towards the abdominal area.
The kidneys are bean-shaped organs that sits opposite each other on both sides of the body. Its main function is to remove excess fluids and waste products from our body when the kidneys produce urine and is excreted from the body. It regulates blood pressure, production of red blood cell, regulates acid and influence electrolyte metabolism.
Kidney pain is by itself a sign or symptom of kidney diseases or of the problems that involve the ureters or the bladder. Kidney pain may be felt either on the left or right side of the body depending on the cause. When both sides are in pain, it is a symptom of traumatic kidney injury or laceration. This type of kidney laceration can cause abnormal pulse, abnormal blood pressure and shock.
Sudden pain, that is sharp, severe and that increases and decreases in waves is due to kidney stone in the ureters of the kidneys. The pain caused by kidney stones is also known as renal colic.
The moment acute onset of intense kidney pain is felt, you should see and doctor to evaluate the pain. If you are diabetic or has congenital problems, you should have routine check up for onset of kidney dysfunction or kidney failure. Kidney Pain can be prevented by healthy diet and natural supplements.