Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
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.
- FACTS sheet about CKD from the CDC
- Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease
- A Patient’s Guide to Living with Reduced Kidney Function-AAKP
- About Chronic Kidney Disease, A guide for Patient and Family-NKF
- Introduction to Kidney Disease English-Video
- LIFE OPTIONS – comprehensive patient link for life with CKD
- WORLD KIDNEY DAY
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.
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 blood test, even though you have no symptoms. IT IS A MAJOR RISK.
Need Support? Renal Support Network
For Providers: Clinical Practice Guidelines for CKDTo top