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What happens when your kidneys are damaged?

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When your kidneys are damaged, waste products and fluid can build up in your body. That can cause swelling in your ankles, nausea, weakness, poor sleep, and shortness of breath. Without treatment, the damage can get worse, and your kidneys may eventually stop working.

From: Kidney Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. 

National Library of Medicine. 

National Kidney Disease Education Program.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 21, 2018

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. 

National Library of Medicine. 

National Kidney Disease Education Program.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 21, 2018

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