What is Chronic Kidney Disease?
The function of the kidneys is to remove wastes and excess water from the body. The loss of kidney function over time is called chronic kidney disease. The early stage has no symptoms.
As the disease progresses, you will start showing symptoms such as -
► Weight loss, loss of appetite, fatigue and nausea
► Dry skin and itching
► Shortness of breath, easy bruising, insomnia, swelling of feet and hands
► Drowsiness, confusion, gradual loss of cognitive skills
Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two most common causes of this disease. If you have kidney disease, you have greater risk of cardiovascular disease and inflammation than those without kidney problems.