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Medical Conditions Doctors Miss

So you're sleepy a lot and maybe a little blue, and your blood pressure is on the high side. It could be stress, or these and other common symptoms could be signs of serious medical conditions that doctors sometimes overlook.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) continued...

Many people who have chronic kidney disease often don't know it because there are no symptoms. However, the following may be experienced as kidney function decreases:

  • Fatigue because of progressive anemia
  • Frequent headaches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fluid retention and swelling
  • Itchy skin
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Swelling or numbness of the hands and feet
  • Darkening of the skin
  • Muscle cramps

If left untreated, chronic kidney disease can lead to kidney failure, heart attacks, and strokes.

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