What symptoms might I have when kidney disease progresses?

As kidney disease progresses, waste products remain in the blood, so you may experience fluid retention, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting. You also may have anemia, which means you have too few red blood cells. Your kidneys make a hormone called erythropoietin that signals your body to make red blood cells. With kidney disease, you don't make enough erythropoietin, so you may not have enough red blood cells. Without them, your blood won't be able to carry enough oxygen to all parts of your body, leaving you feeling tired and weak.

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