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Things You Need To Know About Chronic Kidney Disease

Posted on January 18, 2019 at 4:05 AM

As per reports, 30 million people in the United States are living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The term chronic kidney disease’ means lasting damage to the kidneys that can get worse over time. This is commonly called kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease. In case your kidneys fail, you’ll need dialysis or a kidney transplant in order to survive.

1. What causes chronic kidney disease?

Anyone can get chronic kidney disease. Risks vary from person to person.

Some of the things that can increase the risk include:

  • High blood pressure (Hypertension).
  • Diabetes.
  • Heart Disease.
  • Hereditary factors.
  • Being over 60 years old.

2. Symptoms of chronic kidney disease:

chronic kidney disease usually gets worse with time and symptoms may not appear until your kidneys are inadequately damaged. In the later stages of chronic kidney disease, you may get to see symptoms that are caused by waste and extra fluid building up in your body.

Some of the symptoms are :

  • muscle cramps.
  • itching.
  • nausea and vomiting.
  • swelling in your feet and ankles.
  • trouble sleeping.

3. Treatments for chronic kidney disease:

Kidney damage is usually permanent. Although the damage cannot be treated, you can take steps to keep your kidneys as healthy as possible.

some of the ways are:

  • Keep your blood sugar under control.
  • Follow a low-salt, low-fat diet.
  • Make sure to exercise at least 30 minutes.
  • Keep a check on your weight.
  • No use of tobacco nor consuming alcohol.

NU Hospitals has been pioneering in Nephrology. Aided by a team of top Nephrologists in Bangalore, we offer optimal treatment options for the entire spectrum of kidney diseases. For those who are suffering from Nephrological problems, consider consulting with the best nephrologists for thorough and ethical diagnosis.

Categories: Nephrology, Treatment & Surgery

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