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What is chronic kidney disease

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
IREVERSIBLE KIDNEY : Chronic kidney disease is progressive loss in kidney function over a period of months and years and is detected by increase in blood urea nitrogen an... Read More
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
They don't function: Chronic kidney disease (ckd), also known as chronic renal disease, is a progressive loss in renal function over a period of months or years. Chronic k... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
No time frame: There is no specific duration for any stage of ckd. It may stay in the same stage for a long time or progress rapidly. Disease progression usually dep... Read More
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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Multiple reasons: Genetics Congenital disorders with altered kidney size, shape, function Medications auto immune disorders Diabetes These are common causes of alterati... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Many things: Chronic kidney disease is caused by many things. However, the top two causes are high blood pressure and diabetes. If you have any kidney disease, see... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
Many things: leading causes are diabetes and high blood pressure, autoimmune disease (like Lupus) affects the kidney and congenital diseases also. toxic chemicals... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Chronic kidney disease occurs predominantly from diabetes or hypertension over a period of months to years. Unfortunately, this damage is irreversibl... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
W. nephrologist help: Cause of chronic kidney disease should be determined & treated or stop medications, like Aspirin etc. which might be responsible. Reduce protein i... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Serum Creatinine: The serum creatinine is used to estimate kidney function. This information is present on all labs identified as the eGFR. Normal is >90, Stage 1 ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Different symptoms: Well with progression of CKD patients usually become more tired and become more anemic. Nausea, vomiting shortness of breath and weight loss are usual... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Diabetes/hypertensio: 1 diabetes mellitus type1 and type2 2 uncontrolled hypertension 3 glomerulonephritis 4 polycystic kidney disease 5 drugs like tylenol (acetaminoph... Read More

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