Chronic Kidney Failure Symptoms

Do you have any symptoms of Chronic Kidney Failure? Do you even know what they are? Learn more about each symptom of this condition below and what to do if you think you may have Chronic Kidney Failure.

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Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Failure


In its early phases, chronic kidney disease usually doesn't cause symptoms. However, as the condition progresses to the end-stage renal disease stage, it can cause a number of symptoms, including:

  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Swelling of feet and ankles
  • Poor appetite
  • Needing to urinate more often, especially at night
  • Muscle cramping at night
  • Nausea
  • Itching
  • Shortness of breath
  • Metallic taste in mouth
  • Chest pain
  • Altered mental state
  • Hiccups
  • Irritability
  • Problem with concentration
  • Reduced libido
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Numbness and tingling in hands and feet


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