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What is Chronic Kidney Disease?

What is Chronic Kidney Disease?

  • Chronic Kidney Disease: Long-term and generally irreversible disease of the kidneys due to infection, obstruction, congenital diseases or generalised diseases causing failure of the kidneys' normal functions.
  • Chronic Kidney Disease: Slow and progressive loss of kidney function over several years, often resulting in permanent kidney failure . (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease: An irreversible and usually progressive reduction in renal function in which both kidneys have been damaged by a variety of diseases to the extent that they are unable to adequately remove the metabolic products from the blood and regulate the body's electrolyte composition and acid-base balance. Chronic kidney failure requires HEMODIALYSIS or surgery, usually KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Chronic Kidney Disease: renal failure that can result from a variety of systemic disorders.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Chronic Kidney Disease: Introduction

Types of Chronic Kidney Disease:

Broader types of Chronic Kidney Disease:

How serious is Chronic Kidney Disease?

Complications of Chronic Kidney Disease: see complications of Chronic Kidney Disease

What causes Chronic Kidney Disease?

Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease: see causes of Chronic Kidney Disease

What are the symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease?

Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease: see symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease

Complications of Chronic Kidney Disease: see complications of Chronic Kidney Disease

Can anyone else get Chronic Kidney Disease?

More information: see contagiousness of Chronic Kidney Disease
Inheritance: see inheritance of Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Chronic Kidney Disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Chronic Kidney Disease.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease: see treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease
Research for Chronic Kidney Disease: see research for Chronic Kidney Disease

Name and Aliases of Chronic Kidney Disease

Main name of condition: Chronic Kidney Disease

Other names or spellings for Chronic Kidney Disease:

Chronic Renal Disease, Chronic Renal Failure

CRF, Chronic renal failure, Kidney failure, chronic, Uremia, chronic, Renal failure, chronic Source - Diseases Database

Chronic kidney failure
Source - WordNet 2.1

Chronic Kidney Disease: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Chronic Kidney Disease:

 

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