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Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition where the kidneys do not work as well as normal.
Symptoms of chronic kidney disease
Most people with CKD have no symptoms because the body can tolerate even a large reduction in kidney function.
Causes of chronic kidney disease
Kidney disease is most often caused by other conditions that put a strain on the kidneys.
Diagnosing chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is most frequently diagnosed through blood and urine tests.
Treating chronic kidney disease
Although there is no cure for kidney disease, treatment can help to relieve symptoms, and slow or prevent the progression of the condition.
Preventing chronic kidney disease
In most cases, chronic kidney disease (CKD) cannot be completely prevented, although you can take step to reduce the chances of the condition developing.
Living with chronic kidney disease
A diagnosis of kidney disease can be worrying for you and your family, but it does not have to take over your life.
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