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Chronic kidney failure is a bit different than acute kidney failure: it develops slowly over a period of weeks, months or years in some patients with kidney disease

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6. Chest Pain and Tightness

If excess fluid in the body builds up around the lungs or the membrane that surrounded the heart, you may feel shortness of breath, pain, or tightness in the chest. Too much potassium in the bloodstream can lead to abnormal heart rhythms, which put you at risk for sudden heart failure.

Kidney failure is never a welcome diagnosis, but it is more treatable than you might imagine. Sometimes, pinpointing and treating the underlying cause of the kidney failure can completely restore kidney function, or at least halt the progression of the disease.

The primary goal is to manage the buildup of waste in your body and use all available resources to prevent total kidney failure. Communicate openly and honestly with your doctor, and learn more about what to watch out for and how to protect your kidneys for years to come.

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