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Chronic Kidney Disease: Cause, Symptoms, and Treatment

This means your kidneys are damaged and can't filter blood as they should. This damage can cause waste to build up in your body. It can also cause other problems that can harm your health, it is often a "progressive" disease meaning it can get worst

What are the symptoms of kidney failure?

You may notice one or more of the following symptoms if your kidneys are beginning to fail:

  • Itching

  • Muscle cramps

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Not feeling hungry

  • Swelling in your feet and ankles

  • Too much urine (pee) or not enough urine

  • Trouble catching your breath

  • Trouble sleeping

If your kidneys stop working suddenly (acute kidney failure), you may notice one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Abdominal (belly) pain

  • Back pain

  • Diarrhea

  • Fever

  • Nosebleeds

  • Rash

  • Vomiting

Having one or more of any of the symptoms above may be a sign of serious kidney problems. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should contact your doctor right away.

You’re at a higher risk of chronic kidney failure if you:

  • smoke

  • are obese

  • have diabetes

  • have heart disease

  • have high cholesterol

  • have a family history of kidney disease

  • are over the age of 65

Treatment for Chronic Kidney Failure

There is no cure for chronic kidney failure. However, there are measures you can take to slow its progression.

You should also avoid smoking and keep up to date on your vaccinations, including your flu shots. Discuss supplements and over-the-counter medications with your doctor before taking them. If you see other doctors for different conditions, always inform them of your kidney situation.

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