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What is chronic kidney disease

A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
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

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Multiple reasons: Genetics Congenital disorders with altered kidney size, shape, function Medications auto immune disorders Diabetes These are common causes of alterati ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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
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A 40-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
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney disease: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) cannot be cured, it can be managed. There are various stages of CKD and many causes of it. Some CKD is due to diseases th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Many issues: Diabetes and high blood pressure are the commonest causes. Others are chronic kidney infections, kidney stones, obstruction to the flow of urine, and ... Read More
A 50-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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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

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