What are common symptoms?
Symptoms of early-stage chronic kidney disease include:
- Loss of appetite
- Itching and dry skin
- Unexpected weight loss
As the disease progresses, other symptoms may include:
- Bad breath
- Blood in the stool
- Numbness or swelling in the hands and feet
What are my treatment options?
While there is no cure for chronic kidney disease, controlling your blood pressure will help slow the progression of the disease. Your doctor may also recommend medicine and lifestyle changes like eating healthier and exercising. When your kidneys can no longer work properly, your doctor will discuss the options of dialysis and kidney transplantation.