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What are the early symptoms of kidney disease?

Kidney disease is usually silent in the early stages, and the physical symptoms of kidney disease -- such as fatigue, poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, and a metallic taste -- are not apparent until advanced kidney disease is present. High blood pressure also may be the result of kidney disease. Blood tests, including a raised creatinine and BUN (blood urea nitrogen) can detect early asymptomatic kidney disease, as can elevated levels of protein in the urine.

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