Chronic Kidney Disease, also called Chronic Kidney Failure, describes the gradual loss of kidney function. The kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from your blood, which are then excreted through urine. When Chronic Kidney Disease reaches an advanced stage, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and wastes can build up in your body.
Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
High blood pressure
Glomerulonephritis, an inflammation of the kidney’s filtering units (glomeruli)
Interstitial nephritis, an inflammation of the kidney’s tubules and surrounding structures
Polycystic kidney disease
Prolonged obstruction of the urinary tract, from conditions such as enlarged prostate, kidney stones and some cancers
Recurrent kidney infection, also called pyelonephritis
Factors that may increase risk of Chronic Kidney Disease include
High Blood Pressure
Heart and Blood Vessel (Cardiovascular) Disease
Family history of Kidney Disease
Abnormal kidney structure
Follow instructions on over-the-counter medications
Maintain a healthy weight
Manage your medical conditions with doctor’s help.
Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease focuses on slowing the progression of the kidney damage. Chronic Kidney Disease can progress to end-stage kidney failure, which is fatal without artificial filtering (dialysis) or a kidney transplant.
Luckily Mrs. Dutta got detected at a very early stage and the underlying cause was Diabetes. Specialist doctor at Desun Kolkata advised her to control diabetes & Blood Pressure and be on regular medication for controlling the advancement of the CKD. Now Mrs. Dutta finally realised how important it is to take care of herself.