When kidneys stop working correctly, we say someone has chronic kidney disease (CKD).

 The term chronic kidney disease (CKD) is used worldwide to mean any form of kidney disease that goes on for more than a few months.

 The word 'chronic' doesn’t necessarily mean 'serious' and the word 'disease' includes any abnormality of kidney structure or function, whether or not it is likely to cause a person to feel unwell or to develop complications.

How Kidneys Work and What Happens When They Don’t

  • Discuss symptoms with your doctor
  • Consider your treatment options
  • Prepare for treatment early

 Healthy Kidneys

  • Remove waste and extra fluid from your body; make urine
  • Help control blood pressure
  • Help build red blood cells
  • Help keep body chemicals in balance
  • Help maintain healthy bones

 Symptoms As Kidneys Begin To Fail

  • Feeling tired
  • Loss of appetite
  • Metallic taste in your mouth
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Swelling of ankles, hands, and face
  • Itching

5 Stages of Kidney Disease Based on Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)


 If you or someone you know exhibits these symptoms, it is important to get tested for kidney disease promptly. Remember, the signs and symptoms listed above may be due to other factors, but only your healthcare provider can give you an accurate diagnosis.

 The three main causes of chronic kidney disease are DIABETES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE and OBESITY. If you have any of these causes, see your doctor and get an estimated GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) assessment based on a simple blood test.


 Get checked for kidney disease and learn about what you can do to keep your kidney healthy.  You can help delay or even prevent kidney failure by treating kidney disease early.

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