Chronic kidney disease, or chronic kidney failure is a common disease that a lot of people experience. It is more common than you might think. In fact, it affects 14% of the country’s population.
Unfortunately, there is no way to reverse this disease at any stage. However, there are ways to minimize the disease and keep it at bay.
What is Chronic Kidney Disease?
CKD is the gradual loss of kidney function. As you know, your kidneys function as a filter for excess body fluids and wastes from your blood. After the filtration, your kidneys turn these waste to urine.
When you experience CKD at an advanced stage, the excess fluid in your body rises to dangerous levels. This means that there can be build up of electrolytes and wastes.
In the early stages, the symptoms of CKD are mild, and there are very few. However, as the disease progresses, the kidney function becomes significantly impaired. This is when you start to notice the symptoms.
Up next, 8 Symptoms of Kidney Disease.