Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

key failure is the tip of the iceberg

Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension represent about 90% of all causes leading to kidney failure and Dialysis or the need for Kidney Transplantation. Other causes include Cystic diseases, Glomerulonephritis and congenital disorders.

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Normal Kidneys

Normal Kidneys

A normal kidney function is a gift and a blessing we just have and should be appreciative for. Yet, there are many diseases that lead to kidney damage and failure.

The world celebrates a kidney day, because they are so precious as well as touch every corner of the earth. We at The Virtual Nephrologist also raise awareness about Kidney disease, on World Kidney Day, WKD 2018

Please, visit the kidney school to learn about the normal kidney function, the meaning of all blood tests you take, how to preserve your kidneys and some common diseases which affect the kidneys.

ENROLL IN THE KIDNEY SCHOOL-CLICK HERE

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Complications

Complications

Chronic Kidney Disease, CKD, is now being well recognized as a major risk factor for cardiovascular events.

When smoking is combined with CKD, it amplifies the risk for progression to total kidney failure and to major cardiovascular events.

Cardiovascular Disease and Kidney Disease. THE LINK, Video

Do not underestimate the risk to your health of Chronic Kidney Disease. Take it seriously. It is not just a number on blood test, even though you have no symptoms. IT IS A MAJOR RISK.

Need Support? Renal Support Network

For Providers:

Clinical Practice Guidelines for CKD

Hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease – POSITION PAPER

 

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