Kidney Failure Symptoms: What to Look For

Kidney Failure Symptoms: What to Look For

by | Sep 26, 2023 | Kidney Care, Patient Education

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is often asymptomatic, meaning it can progress without causing any noticeable symptoms. This is why screening and testing are so important, especially for people with risk factors like diabetes and high blood pressure.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is important to speak with your doctor:

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Swelling in your feet and ankles
  • Changes in urination, such as urinating more often or less often
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Muscle cramps
  • Itchy skin
  • High blood pressure
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain

If you are diagnosed with CKD, there are steps you can take to slow its progression and protect your kidney function. These include:

  • Managing your blood pressure
  • Controlling your blood sugar
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Taking medications as prescribed

In this short video, Balboa Nephrology Provider Dr. Joseph Hebreo discusses the possible symptoms of kidney disease and how to slow its progression.

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