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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.. . . .+

The Kidneys: Anatomy and Functioning

The Kidneys: Anatomy and Functioning

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Our kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs located on either sides of the body, below the ribs and behind the abdomen. Each kidney is about 4 to 5 inches long, about the size of a large fist. The kidneys' work is to filter the blood. They remove wastes, keep the body's fluid balance, and maintain the levels of electrolytes.

Learn About Dialysis Side Effects and Risks Before Going For It

Learn About Dialysis Side Effects and Risks Before Going For It

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Dialysis often causes a variety of health problems. While dialysis can prolong the life for many people, but life expectancy is still lesser in such people than the general population. Dialysis is a treatment that is generally given in case of chronic kidney disease and kidney failure to purify the blood.

How Does Dialysis Work?

How Does Dialysis Work?

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We do have two kidneys, each about the size of a fist. These are located on either side of the spine. The function of kidneys is to purify the blood by removing waste and excess fluid from the body. If the function of kidneys is disturbed, dialysis is used to perform their function.

What is Chronic Kidney Disease?

What is Chronic Kidney Disease?

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Chronic kidney disease, also known as chronic kidney failure, is the gradual loss of your kidney function. Your kidneys filter waste matter and excess fluids from the blood, which are then passed out in the urine. If you have chronic kidney disease, the levels of fluids, electrolytes and waste matters add up in your body.

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 often referred to as a "silent diseaseā€. It develops gradually and the effects may not appear until your kidneys are seriously harmed to an extent which is irreversible. When the kidney is severely damaged, you may notice symptoms such as cramps, fatigue, changes in urination.