You know high blood pressure or hypertension is the prime cause of cardiovascular problems like heart attack and stroke. But did you know that it could damage your kidneys beyond repair as well? Here are 12 symptoms of kidney disease you ought to know. Hypertension is known to be a silent killer and its symptoms develop when the damages are already done to your body. It is an important cause of chronic kidney disease. In some patients it can be difficult to determine which came first says Dr Jyotsna Zope Consultant Nephrologist Mukta Dialysis Centre and Bhakti Vedant Hospital Mumbai.