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Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease: Introduction

Chronic Kidney Disease: Chronic renal failure (CRF) is the gradual reduction of kidney function that may lead to permanent kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease ... more about 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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chronic Kidney Disease is available below.

Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease

Treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease

  • Treatment of underlying cause - e.g., hypertension, diabetes, autoimmune diseases
  • Diuretics
  • Fluid restriction
  • Dietary restrictions of potassium and phosphate containing foods
  • Treatment of renal bone disease - Vitamin D supplements
  • more treatments...»

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Chronic Kidney Disease: Deaths

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Chronic Kidney Disease: Complications

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Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease

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Chronic Kidney Disease: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, more »

Interstitial cystitis an under-diagnosed bladder condition: The medical condition of interstitial cystitic is a bladder condition that can be misdiagnosed more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, more »

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Chronic Kidney Disease: Rare Types

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Article Excerpts about Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic renal failure (CRF) is the gradual reduction of kidney function that may lead to permanent kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease (ESRD). You may go several years without knowing you have CRF. (Source: excerpt from Your Urinary System and How It Works: NIDDK)

Definitions of 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)

Renal failure that can result from a variety of systemic disorders - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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