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Chronic Kidney Disease

More than 30 million people across the world are living with the condition of CKD (chronic kidney disease). This condition refers to the long lasting damage to an individual’s kidneys which can get worse over the period of time. In fact, in the worst cases, if the damage is very bad, your kidneys might even stop working. This stage is known as kidney failure or end-stage renal disease (ESRD), to be medically precise. When your kidneys fail, you will need a kidney transplant or dialysis to live a normal life.

What Causes CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease)?

Usually, anyone has the chance to develop CKD. However, few people are more at risk than others. Few things that increase your risk for chronic kidney disease include:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Having a genetic trait
  • Being over 60 years old

What Are The Symptoms Of Kidney Failure?

Whenever you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, know the warning signs:

  • Frequent Muscle cramps
  • Itching
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Not feeling hungry
  • Swelling in your ankles or feet
  • Too much urine or not enough urine
  • Trouble to breath
  • Sleeping disorder
  • Low blood count (anemia)
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Hiccups
  • Weight loss
  • Poor appetite
  • Loss of energy

Chronic kidney disease, also called chronic kidney failure, refers to the gradual irreversible loss of kidney function. Usually, human kidneys filter excess fluids and wastes from human blood and transform them into urine. Whenever chronic kidney disease reaches an advanced stage, electrolytes, fluids, and wastes might build up in one’s body.