The symptoms of kidney disease include nausea, decreased appetite, muscle cramps, continuous itching and chest pain, says Mayo Clinic. The symptoms can be caused by other illnesses such as diabetes and tend to develop gradually
Further symptoms of kidney disease are hiccups, breathing problems from fluid in the lungs, lower mental acuity, tiredness and issues with sleep, according to Mayo Clinic. Diabetes of both types, high blood pressure and urinary tract issues are some conditions that hinder kidney function and can eventually lead to kidney disease. Kidneys can make up for their lost function to a certain point, which means that when symptoms begin to appear, irreversible damage may have already occurred.