Chronic Kidney Disease

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Chronic kidney disease is a ‘silent’ illness that characteristically causes few or no symptoms, sometimes until 90% of kidney function has already been lost. However, while CKD is often detected too late to be reversible, it’s a mostly preventable condition due to many of its risk factors being modifiable.

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If the kidneys are damaged and not functioning properly, fluid and waste accumulate in the body instead of being expelled. This may lead to a variety of complications such as hypertension, anaemia, weak bones, poor nutrition and nerve damage. If CKD continues to progress, it may eventually lead to kidney failure, requiring the patient to undergo dialysis or a kidney transplant


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Karren Nordbye
02 Jul 2022
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Excellent reading
Hong Fung
29 Aug 2022
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Good resource.
Karen OBrien
23 May 2022
Registered Nurse
This was a good overview of some valuable interventions that could decrease the possibility of chronic disease.
Michelle Steedman
24 May 2022
Good article. Very informative
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Sharon Mitchell
24 May 2022
Great, informative and precise.
Karen MacDougall
06 May 2022
Very good information
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12 May 2022
Interesting read
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14 May 2022
Good overview on this topic.
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