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What is Chronic Kidney Disease?

Chronic kidney disease is one of the most common causes of morbidity and one of the leading causes of death worldwide. It can be briefly defined as permanent kidney damage or failure.  Chronic kidney disease is the presence of kidney damage for more than 3 months or merely a decrease in renal function which seen as a decrease in a Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) in the laboratory findings for more than 3 months with or without evidence of renal damage.

Chronic Kidney Disease Symptoms

Chronic Kidney Disease symptoms and diagnosis are two topics to be better educated about.  For example, chronic renal failure may not be recognized at the onset, as there may be no symptoms associated with the disease for quite some time. Though, the kidneys may be deteriorating during this time period. Thus, it is vital to know what even subtle symptoms are and how chronic kidney disease may be diagnosed through diagnostic tests.  Learn more about Chronic Kidney Disease Symptoms.  

Chronic Kidney Disease Diagnosis

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) diagnosis can be offered through a series of diagnostic tests which may result in the classification of the disease based on the interpretation of results. In this way, you may be able to manage the disease, prevent end stage CKD when possible, and identify your options. Learn more about Chronic Kidney Disease Diagnosis.

Chronic Kidney Disease Treatments and Outcome

Chronic Kidney Disease treatment begins with establishing a diagnosis, identifying possible root causes, offering treatment based in the classification of the stage, and treating all conditions when possible. This includes management of the condition to provide for the highest level of quality life possible.  Learn more about Chronic Kidney Disease Treatments and Outcome.

It is important to recognize that all information contained on this website cannot be considered to be specific medical diagnosis, medical treatment, or medical advice. As always, you should consult with a physician regarding any medical condition.