15 Symptoms of Kidney Disease That You Must Know – And What You Should Do About It

12) Potassium Accumulation In The Blood: Also known as hyperkalemia, with a range of symptoms including malaise and potentially fatal cardiac arrhythmias, this symptom usually does not develop until the GFR falls to less than 20-25 (ml/min/1.73 m2), at which point the kidneys have decreased ability to excrete potassium.

13) Increased Blood pressure: Fluid overload and production of vasoactive hormones created by the kidney can increase the risk of developing hypertension and/or suffering from congestive heart failure.

14) Uremic Frost: This bizarre symptom, leaving crystals of urea on the skin as sweat evaporates (“uremic frost”), is a result of urea accumulation due to inefficient removal by the kidneys.

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