CKD IS kidney disease as far as I can tell. From online sources -
"Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also known as chronic renal disease, is a progressive loss in renal function over a period of months or years. The symptoms of worsening kidney function are unspecific, and might include feeling generally unwell and experiencing a reduced appetite.
Often, chronic kidney disease is diagnosed as a result of screening of people known to be at risk of kidney problems, such as those with high blood pressure or diabetes and those with a blood relative with chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease may also be identified when it leads to one of its recognized complications, such as cardiovascular disease, anemia or pericarditis."
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hi yes ckd is chronic kidney disease. it is progressive, unlike acute kidney disease which can recover from. It is talked about in stages ie by referring to the egfr which is a blood test that measures the filtration rate of the kidneys. here are the stages
stage 1 egfr of 90 or above BUT WITH other symptoms of kidney disease ie with no symptoms then 90 is NORMAL
stage 2 egfr between 60 and 89, with or without swymptoms, refers to mild loss of kidney function
stage 3 egfr 30-59 with or without symptoms, though symptoms are likely to begin to appear in this stage, they dont always, this is moderate loss of kidny function
stage 4 egfr 15-29 sever less of function
stage 5 also known as ESKD end stage kidney disease. requires dialysis or transplant.
there are many symtpoms of kidney disease and I dont know them all. However, this is what I experience: protein in the urine (although only a trace) constant fairly large amounts of blood in my urine, mildly puffy ankles that come and go thiough, low VIT D in blood test, anaemia, I get terribly itchy and very restless legs - was stunned to find out this was from the CKD - bizzare but true!!!! WARNING though, kidney disease is like a thief in the night. symptoms are rare until its a little too late!!!!!! you should alwayas know your egfr if you are in the at risk catagory!!!!!!!
There are two types of kidney diseases acute and chronic. Chronic kidney diseases develop slowly and can cause shrinkage in kidney size. Chronic kidney disease is caused by diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, polycystic kidney disease and some medications like pain killers. Medications are given to reduce the blood pressure and to correct the anemia. When the renal function is below the optimal level then dialysis is initiated. At the end stage of renal failure renal transplant from a competent donor would be the therapy of choice.
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