Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition characterized by a gradual loss of kidney function over time.
Whatcauses chronic kidney disease? Many patients must have such a question.Chronic kidney disease may be caused by diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders. Early detection and treatment cankeep chronic kidney disease from getting worse. When kidney disease develops, it may eventually lead to kidney failure, which requires dialysis or a kidney transplant to maintain life.
Signs and symptoms of chronic kidney disease can changestep by step with kidney damage progressing slowly.
At the early stage ofkidney disease, the patient is usually difficult to have obvious abnormalities, but with the continued development of kidney damage, the patient may appear one or more of the following symptoms:
When they have poor renal function, a lot of waste is difficult to excrete from the urine.They will suffer from depressed, fatigue, lack of energy and other feelings.
As chronic kidney disease patients, you need to have a kidney-friendly meal plan.Pay attention to what you eat and drink will help you stay healthier. The information in this section is for people who have kidney disease but are not on dialysis.
Thismeal plan we recommend should be used as a basic guide. Everybody is different and nutrition needs is also different. You’d better ask your doctor to help you find a dietitian to make specific meal plan for you.
Due to the causes and symptoms of kidney disease, treatment usually consists of methods to control signs and symptoms, reduce complications, and slow progression of the disease. Here are two main treatments around the world-Western medicine and Chinese medicine.
No matter which treatment, the most important thing is to make clear about diagnosis firstly. Only we know what kind of kidney problem you are suffering, can we give targeted medicine to you and get effective results.