Chronic kidney disease causes lasting damage to the kidneys that can worsen over time. With time, the kidneys may stop functioning completely.


  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes


  • Changes in urination (frequency, color, increase or decrease in amount, foamy or bubbly consistency)
  • Swelling of the feet, ankles, hands, or face
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Metallic taste or ammonia-like breath
  • Back pain
  • Itching
  • Lack of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Increase in hypoglycemic episodes (if diabetic)
    If you have experienced any of these symptoms or have family members living with diabetes or high blood pressure, address your concerns during your next doctor’s appointment.

Treatment Options

  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Home Training
  • Self-Administered Home Hemodialysis
  • Staff Assisted Home Hemodialysis / Peritoneal Dialysis
  • In-Center Hemodialysis