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Symptoms of End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
|The Kidney and Its Main Blood Vessels
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As kidney failure progresses, some of the following symptoms may develop:
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Weight loss
- Itchy skin
- Trouble concentrating
- Swelling throughout the body
- Low urine output
- Generalized weakness
- Multiple bruises
- Numbness and tingling in the extremities
- Decreased desire for sexual activity
- Menstrual irregularities
- Muscle cramps and twitches
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Weak, brittle bones
- Yellowish-brownish skin tone
- Frequent hiccups
If kidney failure is untreated, the waste products and fluid that build up can result in:
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