June 4, 2023

Common symptoms of chronic kidney disease as per experts

Chronic kidney disease


A condition characterized by a gradual loss of kidney function. Early stages can be asymptomatic. Disease progression occurs slowly over a period of time.


If you or someone you know is exhibiting symptoms of a Chronic kidney disease, seek medical attention immediately

Early stages show no symptoms. When the disease progresses symptoms presented are:

  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Edema swelling of feet and ankle
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Need to urinate more often, especially at night
  • Decreased mental sharpness
  • Problems with sleep
  • Blood in urine
  • Protein in urine
  • Erectile dysfunction in men
  • Twitching in the muscles and cramps
  • Persistent itching
  • Chest pain, if fluid builds up around the lining of the heart
  • Shortness of breath is seen if fluid builds up in the lungs

Common treatment options

How is this diagnosed?


  • The cause of chronic kidney disease is not always known.

– The most common risk factors include:

  • Diabetes – Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Glomerulonephritis – Inflammation in the glomerulus
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Vesicoureteral reflux – A condition where urine flows back up to the kidneys
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Interstitial nephritis – Inflammation of the tubules
  • Kidney stones, obstruction in kidney or cancer can lead to kidney failure over A period of time
  • Overuse of certain medications
  • Drug (heroin or cocaine) abuse

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For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice. Source: Focus Medica.
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