How good can my life be with CKD?
In the early stages of CKD, the symptoms may be subtle and difficult to identify. However, later stages can cause fatigue, itching, loss of appetite, and other symptoms that can reduce your quality of life—if you take no action. Learn what to watch for and keep your doctor informed so that you can get the help you need. It is also important to follow your treatment plan. For example, taking the right doses of your medications at the right times may help slow the progression of CKD. Your quality of life with CKD depends on your attitude and whether you are able to adapt to and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Remember, the symptoms of CKD are treatable.