What are the first warning signs of kidney failure?
Many people experience few or no symptoms in the early stages of kidney disease. However, chronic kidney disease (CKD) may still cause damage even though you feel fine.
CKD and kidney failure symptoms vary between people. If your kidneys aren’t working properly, you may notice one or more of the following signs:
1. Extreme tiredness (fatigue).
2. Nausea and vomiting.
3. Confusion or trouble concentrating.
4. Swelling (edema), particularly around your hands, ankles or face.
5. Peeing more often.
6. Cramps (muscle spasms).
7. Dry or itchy skin.
8. Poor appetite or food may taste metallic.