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What is Chronic Kidney Disease?

Chronic Kidney Disease is when the kidneys stop working as well as they should. When they are working normally, the kidneys filter the blood and remove waste and excess salt and water.

In people with Chronic Kidney Disease, the kidneys slowly lose the ability to filter the blood. In time, the kidneys can stop working completely. That is why it is so important to keep Chronic Kidney Disease from getting worse.