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 ...
What are the stages of Chronic Kidney Disease?
Kidney disease comes in stages. Knowing your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) stage is important for deciding your treatment. CKD has five ...
What are the symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease?
At first, Chronic Kidney Disease causes no symptoms. As the disease gets worse, it can: Make your feet, ankles, or legs swell (doctors ...
What should I know about stage 2 Chronic Kidney Disease?
A person with stage 2 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) has kidney damage with a mild decrease in their glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of ...
What should I know about stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease?
A person with stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) has moderate kidney damage. This stage is broken up into two: a decrease ...
What should I know about stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease?
A person with stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) has advanced kidney damage with a severe decrease in the glomerular filtration rate ...
What should I know about stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease?
A person with stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease has end stage renal disease (ESRD) with a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of 15 ml/min or ...
Is there anything I can do to keep my kidneys from getting worse if I have Chronic Kidney Disease?
Yes, you can protect your kidneys by: Taking blood pressure and other medicines every day, if your doctor or nurse prescribes them to ...
What are the treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease?
People in the early stages of Chronic Kidney Disease can take medicines to keep the disease from getting worse. For example, many ...
What happens if my kidneys stop working completely?
If your kidneys stop working completely, you can choose between 3 different treatments to take over the job of your kidneys. Your ...
How do I choose between the different treatment options?
You and your doctor will need to work together to find a treatment that’s right for you. Kidney transplant surgery is usually the ...
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