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what is chronic kidney disease?

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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 and creatinine level and reduced glomerular filtration rate.It may be result of several systemic diseases like diabetes and hypertension and glomerulonephritis.It has been been classified in five stages, the end stage requires dialysis or renal transpla.
Answered on Mar 25, 2013
Dr. Mark Rausch
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
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 kidney disease is identified by a blood test for creatinine. Higher levels of creatinine indicate a lower glomerular filtration rate and as a result a decreased capability of the kidneys to excrete waste products.
Answered on Jun 3, 2014
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