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Kidneys at risk? >> Chronic kidney disease >> Symptoms


Chronic Kidney Disease is generally a silent disease in early stages, which means most people do not experience any particular symptom. As a result they are often not aware of their condition. However, early detection is possible through blood or urine analysis.

As the disease progresses to advanced CKD, also known as kidney failure, various symptoms can appear. 
Here are the main symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Aches and pains
  • Nausea
  • Swollen ankles, feet or hands (caused by water retention)
Early detection is important and can help prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure.

Did you know?  
Among 10 people with clinical signs of CKD, only one is aware of his/her illness.

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