Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Chronic Kidney Disease, CKD, is well recognized as a new silent risk factor for premature death. Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension remain the leading cause for kidney failure and Dialysis or the need for Kidney Transplantation.
RISK FACTORS FOR KIDNEY DISEASE: Hypertension or High Blood Pressure, Diabetes Mellitus, Obesity. Family history of Kidney Disease, Cigarette smoking, Previous stroke or a heart attack, and the age over 60.
Screening leads to early detection. Early detection and intervention intervention reduces the risk for progression to End-Stage Renal Disease, ESRD, with the need for dialysis or kidney transplantation.
Great video which simplifies the screening and early detection: SCREENING FOR CKD
Other causes include Cystic diseases, Glomerulonephritis and congenital disorders.
- FACTS sheet about CKD from the CDC
- Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease
- Early Detection of CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE…video…
- A Patient’s Guide to Living with Reduced Kidney Function-AAKP
- About Chronic Kidney Disease, A guide for Patient and Family-NKF
- LIFE OPTIONS – comprehensive patient link for life with CKD
- WORLD KIDNEY DAY
- World Kidney Day for 2018 – TVN VIDEO
- World Kidney Day for 2019 – TVN VIDEO
- World Kidney Day for 2020 – TVN VIDEO
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 2020
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.To top
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.
Do not underestimate the risk to your health of Chronic Kidney Disease. Take it seriously. It is not just a number on a blood test, even though you have no symptoms. IT IS A MAJOR RISK.
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