Many people who develop chronic kidney disease don't have symptoms at first. This is known as the "silent" phase of the disease.
As your kidney function gets worse, you may:
- Urinate less than normal.
- Have swelling and weight gain from fluid buildup in your tissues (edema).
- Feel very tired.
- Lose your appetite or have an unexpected weight loss.
- Feel nauseated or vomit.
- Be either very sleepy or unable to sleep.
- Have headaches, or have trouble thinking clearly.
- Have a metallic taste in your mouth.
- Have severe itching.