Chronic Kidneys Disease


“You can set yourself up
to be sick, or you can choose
to stay well.”
Wayne Dyer

Chronic kidney disease is caused by damage to the kidneys. Chronic kidney disease occurs when one suffers from gradual and sometimes permanent loss of kidney function over time. This happens gradually, usually over months to years. Having chronic kidney disease means that for some time your kidneys have not been working the way they should. Your kidneys have the important job of filtering your blood. They remove waste products and extra fluid and flush them from your body as urine. When your kidneys don't work right, wastes build up in your blood and make you sick. Chronic kidney disease may seem to have come on suddenly. But it has been happening bit by bit for many years as a result of damage to your kidneys. Each of your kidneys has about a million tiny filters nephrons. If nephrons are damaged, they stop working. For a while, healthy nephrons can take on the extra work. But if the damage continues, more and more nephrons shut down. After a certain point, the nephrons that are left cannot filter your blood well enough to keep you healthy.

Chronic kidney disease is divided into five stages of increasing severity. Stage 5 chronic kidney disease is also referred to as kidney failure, end-stage kidney disease, or end-stage renal disease, wherein there is total or near-total loss of kidney function. There is dangerous accumulation of water, waste, and toxic substances, and most individuals in this stage of kidney disease need dialysis or transplantation to stay alive.

With loss of kidney function, there is an accumulation of water, waste, and toxic substances in the body that are normally excreted by the kidney. Loss of kidney function also causes other problems such as anemia, high blood pressure, acidosis (excessive acidity of body fluids), disorders of cholesterol and fatty acids, and bone disease.

In this program

you we’ll learn about:

  • Symptoms of Chronic Kidneys Disease

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Causes

  • Complications of Chronic Kidney Disease

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Tests