Chronic Kidney Disease, CKD, is well recognized as a new silent risk factor for premature death.
Risk Factors For Kidney Disease:
- Hypertension or High Blood Pressure
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Family history of Kidney Disease
- Cigarette smoking
- Previous stroke or a heart attack
- The age over 60.
Screening leads to early detection. Early intervention reduces the risk for progression to end-stage renal disease, ESRD, and the need for dialysis or kidney transplant.
A simple blood test, Creatinine to calculate GFR, Glomerular Filtration Rate, and a simple urine test for Albumin, will give the answer.
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