Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) does not cause problems in early stages. As it worsens, it may result in:
- Feeling weak or tired
- Trouble sleeping
- Swelling of the feet and ankles
- Lack of hunger
- Passing urine more often, especially at night
- Muscle cramps when sleeping
- Breathing problems
- A metal taste in the mouth
- Chest pain
- Problems focusing
- Lower sex drive
- Menstrual problems
- Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet
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- Mark S. Itzkowitz, MD, JD
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