What Is Chronic Kidney Disease?

Q:
What is chronic kidney disease?

A:
Chronic kidney disease is also called chronic kidney failure. It is a kind of kidney disease which
develops gradually and causes no symptoms in the early stage. But when it develops into
the advanced stage, your body will have dangerous amount of fluid, electrolytes and wastes,
and you will suffer great pain.

The possible symptoms of chronic kidney disease include:

  • Fatigue.
  • Vomiting.
  • Poor appetite.
  • Sleep problems.
  • Persistent itching.
  • Chest pain.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Ankles swelling.
  • Hypertension.

The possible causes of chronic kidney disease include:

  • High blood pressure.
  • Diabetes (Type 1 or type 2).
  • Polycystic kidney disease.
  • Recurrent kidney infection.
  • Vesicoureteral reflux.
  • Heart and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Family history of kidney disease.

If you think you may get chronic kidney disease, you should consult your doctor for proper treatments.

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