Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Symptoms

Illustration of person with chronic kidney disesase symptoms

Signs of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are not easy to detect in the early stages as kidney disease symptoms vary for every individual. And often, the symptoms are exhibited when kidney function is substantially impaired. This is the reason kidney disease is referred to as a “silent condition.”  

Over 10% of the global population is affected by some degree of CKD, and a sizable number among them face the chance of progression to end-stage kidney disease. Therefore, it is critical to be watchful of any kidney disease symptoms that may appear.  

The most common signs of kidney failure or advanced-stage kidney disease are outlined below. However, the symptoms of CKD are mostly non-specific in nature and can also be caused by other health conditions. Talk to your doctor if you have any of these symptoms for an accurate diagnosis. 

Symptoms of CKD: what you may experience and why