What are symptoms of kidney failure?

Swelling over body sometimes it is first noticed over feet (around ankles) or over face (around eyes).

There are very less symptoms in mild to moderate kidney failure. Thus, early kidney failure is usually detected on a preventive health check-up.

Nausea, vomiting, hiccoughs.

Breathlessness on exertion.

Low sugar levels (hypoglycemia) in case of diabetic related kidney failure.

Generalized weakness, easy fatigability.

Life threatening presentation

  1. Convulsions
  2. Abnormal heart rate(due to high potassium)
  3. Chest pain (pericarditis)
  4. Altered sensorium (uremic encephalopathy)
  5. Severe metabolic acidosis