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Chronic kidney disease occurs when certain conditions cause the kidneys to slowly lose function. As the disease progresses, the kidneys become unable to filter waste products from the body. When waste levels become too h... More »

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The recommended diet for chronic kidney disease usually suggests reducing a patient's sodium, potassium and protein intake, states the Mayo Clinic. However, dietitians customize patients' diets depending on the condition... More »

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Common symptoms of chronic kidney disease include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weakness and fatigue, explains Mayo Clinic. Other symptoms include problems sleeping, changes in urine output, swelling of the feet an... More »

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