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chronic kidney disease 

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), also known as chronic renal failure, chronic renal disease, or chronic kidney failure, is a condition characterized by the slow and gradual loss of kidney function over a period of several years. The disease often remains undetected and undiagnosed until it is advanced to late stages by when most of the damage is irreversible.. . . .+

What Are the Causes and Risk Factors for Chronic Kidney Disease?

What Are the Causes and Risk Factors for Chronic Kidney Disease?

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High blood pressure can damage the blood vessels of your kidneys, heart, and brain too. The kidneys contain lots of blood vessels and any blood vessel disease is generally dangerous to our kidneys. Autoimmune diseases such as lupus have the potential to cause damage to the blood vessels and can make antibodies against kidney tissues leading to its damage.

Diagnosis and Tests for Chronic Kidney Disease

Diagnosis and Tests for Chronic Kidney Disease

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The first step in the diagnosis of the chronic kidney disease that your doctor will start with will be about understanding your personal and family history. She may ask questions to identify if any of the major risk factors might have led to the kidney damage such as whether you had been diagnosed with high blood pressure in the past or if you had taken a medication that might affect kidney function.

What is Chronic Kidney Disease?

What is Chronic Kidney Disease?

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Chronic kidney disease, also called chronic kidney failure, is defined as the gradual loss of kidney function. Our kidneys filter waste matter and excess fluids from the blood, which are then excreted in the urine. In case of chronic kidney disease, the levels of fluids, electrolytes and waste matters build up in the body. In the initial stages, you may notice no or few signs or symptoms.

Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is sometimes referred to as a "silent disease. It normally develops gradually, and the side effects may not show up until your kidneys are seriously harmed. In the late phases of CKD, as you are nearing kidney failure. . . .

Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

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Most kidney ailments don't have a particular medication treatment. The primary objective in treating kidney illness is to address the fundamental reasons for the sickness and prevent the infection from advancing. This implies treating conditions. . . .