Chronic Kidney Disease — The Basics

What is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)?

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also called Chronic Renal Disease is defined as the gradual loss of kidney function over at least 3 months to several years “since the time of organ insult by the root disease” (not since symptoms appear).

When kidney function is jeopardized in a gradual but progressive manner, they will be unable to perform any of their designated functions properly, that they otherwise normally carry out to keep you alive and kicking!

 

 

What causes CKD?

CKD is an umbrella term for a multitude of medical conditions that can affect and gradually damage the kidney during their natural course in our body.

The following diseases & conditions have been found to cause Chronic Kidney Disease:

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