Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Failure is severely reduced kidney function, 15-30% .
Symptoms that are experienced in stage 4 include:
Kidney pain: Most people with CKD do not have kidney pain, but with some kinds of kidney problems, such as polycystic kidney disease (PKD) or infections, they may have pain in their back where the kidneys are located.
Sleep problems: Some people have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Itching, muscle cramps or restless legs can keep them awake.
Taste changes: Food may not taste like it usually does, or may have a metallic taste.
Difficulty in concentrating: Having trouble balancing a checkbook or focusing on reading the newspaper can happen with CKD.
Nerve problems: Numbness or tingling in your toes or fingers is a symptom of CKD.
A healthy diet for stage 4 CKD may recommend:
Vitamin D and iron may be tailored to individual requirements.
Limiting phosphorus if blood levels of phosphorus or PTH are above normal.
Limiting calcium if blood levels are above normal.
Limiting potassium if blood levels are above normal.
Pay attention to your emotions. Give yourself time to adjust and feel in control again. You may be dealing with uncertainty about the future or with changes in your lifestyle and relationships. It is normal to go through a period of upheaval.