People in the early stages of kidney disease may not feel sick
at all. The first signs that you are sick may be general: frequent
headaches or feeling tired or itchy all over your body.
If your kidney disease gets worse, you may need to urinate more
often or less often. You may lose your appetite or experience
nausea and vomiting. Your hands or feet may swell or feel numb. You
may get drowsy or have trouble concentrating. Your skin may darken.
You may have muscle cramps.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a