What is CKD?
- CKD or Chronic Kidney Disease describes the gradual loss of kidney function which prohibits kidneys from filtering waste and excess fluids from your blood, then excreted through urine.
- When CKD reaches an advanced stage, it allows dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes, and urea to build up inside of the body.
- In the early stages of CKD, there is a few signs or symptoms of this disease and do not become apparent until after the regression of kidney function
- Patients may develop complications like high blood pressure, anemia (low blood count), weak bones, poor nutritional health and nerve damage. Also, kidney disease increases your risk of having heart and blood vessel disease
- Chronic kidney disease may be caused by diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders. Early detection and treatment can often keep chronic kidney disease from getting worse
- Treatment for chronic kidney disease focuses on slowing the progression of the kidney damage. Chronic kidney disease can progress to end-stage kidney failure, which is fatal without dialysis (an artificial way of filtering blood) or a kidney transplant.
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