Quick Facts about Kidney Disease
- Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition in which your kidneys are sick and cannot clean the blood from wastes as well as healthy kidneys. Because of this, wastes from the blood remain in the body and may cause other health problems.
- People with early CKD do not feel ill or notice any symptoms. The only way to find out for sure whether you have CKD is through specific blood and urine tests.
- Once detected, CKD can be treated with medicines and lifestyle changes, including making healthier choices about what you eat and drink. These treatments usually slow the worsening of CKD, and can prevent additional health problems.
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