This is a common symptom for people with advanced cases of CKD.
Having shortness of breath
Shortness of breath can happen as a result of two things. First, fluid can build up in the lungs as a result of kidney damage. This makes it harder for the lungs to oxygenate a person’s blood.
Second, people with CKD can also have anemia, or a shortage of red blood cells. This means that the body is not getting enough oxygen, and causes someone to be out of breath.
Itchiness is a peculiar symptom of chronic kidney disease.
The kidneys’ main function is to filter waste from a person’s blood, and expel them as urine. For people with CKD, their kidneys are unable to filter the waste out of their blood, and this leads to severe itching.
Your kidneys are also responsible for the production of urine. This means that if you have a problem in your kidneys, your urine is also affected.
In this case, you might notice that it’s much more difficult to urinate, or that you need to ‘push’ in order to urinate.
Some patients have noted that it feels like there is a pressure in their bladder, or that they could not get all of the urine out after they urinate.
Foam or bubbles in your urine
Another symptom of CKD related to urine is having foam or bubbles.
Foamy or bubbly urine usually means that there is an abundance of protein in the urine. This is usually a sign that a person’s kidneys are failing.