Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) can have different causes, for example diabetes or hypertension.

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The kidneys

The kidneys’ vital job is to uphold the body’s fluid balance and chemical environment through filtering the body’s blood.

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CKD treatment options

Treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) varies according to the severity.

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CKD – chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) can have different causes, for example diabetes or hypertension. In the early stages, patients usually do not experience any symptoms. Read more about causes, symptoms, diagnosis, GFR, and stages of the disease.

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The Kidneys

The kidneys

The kidneys’ vital job is to uphold the body’s fluid balance and chemical environment through filtering the body’s blood. In addition, they produce several hormones. Read more on kidneys and their functions.

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CKD treatment options

Treatment options

Treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) varies according to the severity. However, steps can be taken in all cases to: control hypertension, correct salt and water imbalance, treat urinary tract infections, and reduce risk of heart and blood vessel diseases. Most people with CKD will be able to slow down progression through regular check-ups and medication intake.

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Nutritional management

Nutritional management

When you suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD), nutritional management is an essential part of your treatment plan. Depending on the severity of your disease, your recommended diet may change over time. In predialysis, a low protein diet is a key pillar of a CKD therapy. Read more about what food intake should look like in CKD.

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