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Signs and symptoms of kidney disease

If your kidney function continues to decline, you may start developing symptoms of kidney disease. Each person is different, but most people will start to develop uremia as the kidneys fail and are unable to remove wastes from the body. There are many symptoms of uremia that occur as kidney function declines, including:

Weight loss
Loss of appetite
Shortness of breath
Leg cramps
Chest pain
Easy bruising
Swelling in ankles and legs
Bad taste in the mouth
Restless legs
Difficulty sleeping
Cold intolerance
Skin colour changes
Decreased sexual desire


Are You At Risk?
Did you know that 1 in 10 Canadians has kidney disease? Take 10 minutes to answer these 10 questions. The answers will help you know if you should talk to your doctor about having your kidney function checked.