Chronic Kidney Disease

Updated on 28th January 2013 at 2:47 pm

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) – Click here for more information.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition where the kidneys do not work as well as normal.  CKD does not usually cause any symptoms until it has reached an advanced stage.  It is usually detected at earlier stages by blood and urine tests. Main symptoms of advanced kidney disease include:

  • tiredness
  • swollen ankles, feet or hands (due to water retention)
  • shortness of breath
  • nausea
  • blood in the urine