Facts of Chronic kidney disease

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Facts of Chronic kidney disease (CKD)

1. CKD is a progressive loss in kidney function over a period of months or years.
2. Early chronic kidney disease has no signs or symptoms.
3. A person may lose up to 90 % of Kidney Function before experience any symptoms.
4. High Blood Pressure and Diabetes are the most common causes of CKD.
5. When kidney function falls below a certain point, it is called kidney failure.
6. Kidney failure affects your whole body, and may make patient feel very ill.
7. Untreated kidney failure can be life-threatening
8. Blood and urine tests are used to check for kidney disease.

Let’s have a quick look at the statistics worldwide…

  • 1 in 10 people worldwide have kidney disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) kills 1.2 million people every year.
  • CKD is the 8th leading cause of death in women
  • CKD is the 7th cause of death from non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

The good news is that most kidney diseases are preventable and that is why we promote awareness, education and early detection.

Source :www.worldkidneyday.org

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