Causes and Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease, continued


Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease

While many people don't realize they have chronic kidney disease until the later stages of the disease, there are some symptoms that can signal kidney disease.

  • Tiredness, fatigue and weakness (due to poor elimination and/or anemia)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Being sick to your stomach
  • A change in urination, especially at night
  • Swollen legs, hands, feet or puffy eyes from retaining fluid
  • Itching, bruising skin easily and pale skin
  • Headaches, numb hands or feet, sleep easily disturbed, dizzy or altered mental states due to uremic toxins, restless leg syndrome
  • High blood pressure and chest pain due to inflammation around the heart
  • Shortness of breath caused by fluid in the lungs
  • Bleeding with poor blood clotting
  • Loss of libido and erectile dysfunction

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, ask your doctor to be screened for kidney disease.

Reprinted with permission by DaVita Inc. More on signs of kidney disease can be found at YourKidneys.com.


 

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Last Modified Date: February 16, 2013

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