Kidney Disease Symptoms?>

Kidney Disease Symptoms

by Peter Jaret  

In its early stages, chronic kidney disease (CKD) typically has no symptoms. As the disease worsens, you may have swollen ankles, legs, and feet, a condition called edema, caused by a buildup of extra fluid and salt that the kidneys can’t properly dispose of. As CKD becomes advanced, some symptoms might include:

  • Fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Confusion
  • Increased or decreased urination
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Poor appetite
  • Headaches
  • Easy bruising
  • Dry, itchy, or numb skin

This article first appeared in the March 2019 issue of UC Berkeley Health After 50.