Protein is a superstar of sorts in the Nutrient Circles, be it in sickness or in health. But do you completely understand all that you must, when it comes to this “celebrated nutrient” in the context of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)?
In a previous article here, we informed you about the range offunctions kidneys perform to maintain “Homeostasis” — a constant internal environment in our bodies. It is now the clear logical next step for us to discuss that smelly, yellow liquid waste that is the “by-product” of all this work. I’m talking about URINE.
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:
Kidneys are essential for your survival. And Kidney Disease is a major cause of sickness & death worldwide. But if diagnosed early on, and necessary treatment procedures are initiated on time, some of these conditions could be reversed to normalcy, while for others, the progression of the condition to frank kidney failure can be effectively delayed. However, early diagnosis & treatment are not always implemented in reality. And some existing Myths around Kidney Disease have a significant role in hampering this process.
It is imperative, that you pro-actively educate yourself on this front to combat any ignorance, apprehension or confusion on this topic and choose a better quality of life for yourself, today and tomorrow!
So, here’s bustingthe commonest Myths around Kidney Disease with established facts. Read on to empower yourself!