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Should I talk to my doctor about my kidney disease symptoms?

If you are experiencing symptoms of kidney disease, you should talk to your doctor as soon as you can. By the time someone starts having symptoms of kidney disease, it means that the disease has progressed past the early stages. The symptoms you experience such as a change in urination frequency, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, itchy or numb sensations, swelling hands and feet, difficulty concentrating, muscle cramps, and skin darkening all show that your decreased kidney function is causing serious problems in your body. Kidney disease requires treatment to slow down the disease's progression and to keep the body from shutting down once kidney disease causes kidney failure, so talk to your doctor about your symptoms immediately.

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