Managing symptoms

Living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can cause symptoms that are hard to manage, such as an unbearable itching sensation and constant exhaustion. Speak to your kidney team for advice and support.

Living with CKD: treating symptoms and minor ailments

  • Over-the-counter medicines

    If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD) or have had a transplant, some over-the-counter medicines are not safe for you to take.

  • Vitamins and supplements with CKD or a kidney transplant

    Our expert guide explains the dos and don’ts of taking vitamins, supplements and herbal medicines when you are living with kidney disease or after you have received a kidney transplant.

Living with CKD: symptom management

  • Fatigue (tiredness)

    People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) often report feeling very tired. Your doctors may describe this symptom as fatigue.

  • Restless legs syndrome

    Find out about restless legs syndrome: triggers, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and sources of further advice and support

  • Erectile dysfunction and CKD

    Urinary and sexual problems are common in kidney disease. We explain the link between male sexual health and CKD and share tips to help you talk to your clinical team about erectile dysfunction.