Sep 8, 2018

Introduction

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Edited: Sep 8, 2018

 

Chronic Kidney disease is a condition characterised by gradual loss of kidney function over a period of time (months to years). It is also known as Chronic Renal Disease. It is the work of the kidneys to remove waste products and excess fluids from the body through urine. They also balance the levels of salt, potassium and acid in the body.

If the kidneys don’t function adequately, wastes can build up in the blood, progressing to develop complications like high blood pressure, anaemia (low blood count), weak bones, poor nutritional health and nerve damage. Also, kidney disease increases the risk of having heart and blood vessel disease.

It goes unnoticed until the kidney function reduces to 25% of the usual functioning level in the affected. This is the stage where the patient notices that he/she is suffering from chronic kidney failure/disease. The symptoms that are blood in the urine, high blood pressure, and fatigue.. There are lots of tests taken to confirm the disease.. The patient has to follow a strict diet, regular medication, low salt, low protein diet. Sometimes patients may need dialysis. Come let’s all discuss on the same to have a healthy life after the diagnosis too.

2018 IAPG