What Are the Symptoms of Kidney Disease?
- Nausea and vomiting
- Passing only small amounts of urine
- Swelling, particularly of the ankles, and puffiness around the eyes
- Unpleasant taste in the mouth and urine-like odor to the breath
- Persistent fatigue or shortness of breath
- Loss of appetite
- Increasingly higher blood pressure
- Muscle cramps, especially in the legs
- Pale skin
- Excessively dry, itchy skin
- In children: increased fatigue and sleepiness, decrease in appetite, and poor growth
See Your Doctor About Kidney Disease If:
You experience any of these symptoms, which could be a warning sign of kidney disease. Unfortunately, some people have no symptoms of chronic kidney disease until the majority of kidney function is lost; that is why prevention -- through diet, exercise, and medication -- is key.