Chronic Illness Number 6: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) January 17, 2020 10:16

Kidney Disease Diagram

 

18% of older adults were treated for CKD or a slow loss in kidney function over time.

People dealing with CKD have an increased risk for developing heart disease or kidney failure. You can do the following to prevent or diminish symptoms of CKD:

  • Understand what damages your kidney. Diabetes and high blood pressure are the greatest risk factors for kidney damage, so taking steps to prevent these diseases is your best strategy
  • Early detection and treatment. Talk to your doctor regularly, stay current on screenings, and keep up on prescriptions you need to diminish symptoms