Diagnosis and Testing
What symptoms might indicate my kidney function is worsening?
People in the early stages of kidney disease usually do not feel sick at all. The first sign of a kidney problem may be high blood pressure, a low number of red blood cells (anemia), or blood or protein in the urine (proteinuria). If kidney disease gets worse, people may need to urinate more or less often. They may feel tired or itchy. They may lose their appetite or experience nausea and vomiting. Their hands or feet may swell or feel numb. They may get drowsy or have trouble concentrating. The person's skin may darken. They may have muscle cramps. Please contact a Fabry doctor and/or kidney doctor immediately if an individual appears to be experiencing any of these symptoms. In order to find a Fabry disease specialist or more information on Fabry disease and the kidneys, please refer to the National Fabry Disease Foundation online resource.
Fabry Disease and the Kidneys. (2015, July 9). Retrieved November 22, 2019, from http://genetics.emory.edu/documents/resources/Fabry_Disease_and_Kidney_Function.pdf.
Mehta, A. (2017, January 5). Fabry Disease. Retrieved November 22, 2019, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1292/.