CKD is a gradual loss of your kidneys' filtering ability, usually due to high blood pressure or diabetes. When kidney function is seriously impaired, dangerously high levels of fluid and waste can accumulate in your body.
Signs and symptoms may include any of the following:
Patients are evaluated through the use of laboratory tests, radiographic and ultrasound scans, and where appropriate, real-time-ultrasound guided kidney biopsies. Patients are also provided medical and dietary therapy to slow progression of kidney disease, and those with worsening kidney function are counselled on the treatment options.