Discussing World Kidney Day

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - More than 26 million Americans have kidney disease and millions more are at increased risk.

But most people don't know it because early on there are usually no symptoms.

Joining KARE 11 Sunrise was Dr. Eric Schneider medical director for Fresenius Medical Care with more on World Kidney Day.

What are the symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease?

Many people in CKD's early stages experience no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, however, they can include:

  • lack of energy
  • poor concentration and appetite
  • trouble sleeping
  • frequent urination, especially at night
  • swollen face, hands, feet and ankles
  • nausea and vomiting
  • headache, dizziness
  • severe itching
  • shortness of breath
  • high blood pressure.

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