Symptoms of end-stage renal disease include:
Symptoms may remain mild or absent until kidney function drops to less than 20% of normal.
Dialysis is urgent when one or more of the following occurs:
Dialysis may also be necessary if symptoms affect quality of life or nutritional status. This is especially true if they are accompanied by severely abnormal blood tests.
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