Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease is a result of damage to your kidneys most commonly caused by high blood
pressure and diabetes. Chronic Kidney Disease is slow moving and many people do not experience
symptoms for 30 years or more.

Kidneys are comprised of nearly a million tiny filters called nephrons. When the nephrons become
damaged they stop working. The extra work is taken on by healthy nephrons but if the damage continues
the process begins to repeat itself with more nephrons continuing to shut down. At the point where
most people begin to notice symptoms such as decreased urination, swelling, fatigue, nausea,
headache and trouble sleeping, there are not enough healthy nephrons left to filter waste products
from your blood.

Medicines and lifestyle changes can help you manage Chronic Kidney Disease, see Lifestyle Modifications
 and Patient Education. There are things you can do to slow or stop the damage to your kidneys. 
Talk to your doctor if you are concerned that you may be experiencing early signs of Chronic Kidney Disease.

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How The Kidney Works

How The Kidney Works

Normal kidneys remove extra water and waste products
in the body. They also balance chemicals in the body, help
control blood pressure, make red blood cells and help
build strong bones. When kidneys fail they are no longer
able to clean waste products from the blood. As a result,
waste products build up in the blood and can cause
extreme tiredness, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath,
difficulty sleeping, and swelling in the hands, face and feet.

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