Kidney Failure Symptoms & Treatments

What happens when your kidney fails?

Healthy kidneys remove wastes and extra fluid from your blood. But when your kidneys fail, wastes and extra fluid can build up in your blood and make you feel sick. You may experience symptoms like:

  • nausea [2]
  • weakness
  • poor appetite
  • trouble sleeping
  • tiredness
  • itching
  • weight loss
  • muscle cramps (especially in the legs)
  • swelling of your feet or ankles
  • anemia (a low blood count) [3]

With a well-prescribed treatment for kidney failure, your symptoms will improve and you’ll begin to feel better.

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