Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is the gradual loss of kidney function over time.
Over 26 million Americans are affected by CKD. Damage to the kidneys can get worse over time,
but with early detection and proper care its progression can be slowed or prevented.
What are the symptoms of CKD?
CKD usually has no symptoms in early stages. The only way to be sure how well your kidneys are
working is to get tested.
Classic symptoms of CKD include:
How is CKD diagnosed?
CKD can be diagnosed by one or more simple test(s).
Causes and risk factors for CKD:
Treatment and prevention of CKD
If you treat kidney disease early, you may be able to slow its progression. If kidney disease is not treated, it can cause your kidneys to fail, and you may need dialysis or a kidney transplant.
The best way to slow or prevent kidney disease is a through a combination of medication and lifestyle changes, such as: