Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) means a condition that damages one’s kidneys. It decreases kidney’s ability to keep one healthy by doing their functions.
CKD is a common, life-threatening illness that often goes undetected until very advanced.
CKD may progress slowly over a long time. A lot of people are not aware that they have kidney disease until it’s severe. If it’ found and treated early, CKD may often be slowed down or stopped.
The risk factors for CKD include:
- High blood pressure
- A family history of kidney disease, diabetes or high blood pressure
- Kidney stone
- Above 50 years old