Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): Symptoms

Some patients with acute renal failure progress to chronic renal failure if inadequately treated. All age groups are susceptible to chronic renal failure but increased incidence is seen with advancing age.

The manifestations of chronic renal failure do not show up until there is profound loss of kidney function. But as the kidney deteriorates every system of the body show defects of which some of the below mentioned are important.

Neurological - cognitive impairment, seizures, muscular defects etc.,

Gastrointestinal - nausea, vomiting, metallic taste etc.,

Blood - decreased blood cell production causing anemia, bleeding etc.,

Cardiac - chest pain, fluid accumulation around the heart etc.,

Lungs - breathing difficulties,

Skin - generalized itching.

Increased or decreased frequency of urination.

Other non-specific symptoms like - breath odor, high BP,loss of appetite poor sleep etc.,

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