South West Thames Kidney Fund

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signs of kidney disease

SIGNS AND SYPTOMS OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

 

In the early stages, there may be no signs at all. However as the disease progresses the patient may experience:

 

- tiredness
- an increased need to urinate, particularly at night
- swollen feet, ankles or hands due to water retention
- breathlessness
- blood or protein in the urine
- itchy skin
- loss of appetite
- nausea, vomiting
- an inability to get or maintain an erection
- headaches
- disturbed sleep patterns
- poor blood clotting
- restless legs syndrome

 

References:
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Kidney-disease-chronic/

 

15 January 2015, V4