When there is a gradual decrease in the functional capacity of the kidney, it leads to chronic kidney disease. There are no early symptoms of this disease but once it gets worse, it can create complications like high blood pressure, anemia or nerve damage. The number of people suffering from chronic kidney disease has doubled in the last 15 years in India. Today, nearly 17 in every 100 Indians face kidney problem.
When the chronic kidney disease reaches an advanced stage, dangerous levels of fluids and electrolytes are accumulated in the body. The most important and dangerous factor is that, the kidney disease does not show any major symptoms until the kidney is significantly damaged. The worst-case scenario in this health condition is kidney failure where you have to look for a kidney transplant. So how can you identify chronic kidney disease (CKD)?
Though it is difficult to identify CKD as its symptoms develop over the period, you should be careful if you any of the below conditions -
As these signs are non-specific, they can be symptoms of other diseases too. Our Kidney is highly adaptable so it compensates for the lost function. That is why one needs to understand the truth about chronic kidney disease.
Never ignore the symptoms, see you doctor immediately to take timely medical advice.
In almost 67% of cases, high blood pressure and diabetes have been the prominent reason for CKD. Following conditions are also responsible for CKD
If the proper treatment is not started, it could lead to complications. There are five stages of CKD let us see.
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is used to measure the stages of CKD.
Stage 1: normal or high GFR (GFR>90 mL/min
Stage 2: Mild CKD with GFR=60-89 mL/min
Stage 3A: Moderate CKD GFR=45-69 mL/min
Stage 3B: Moderate CKD GFR=30-44 mL/min
Stage 4: Severe CKD GFR 15-29 mL/min
Stage 5: End stage with GFR<15 mL/min
Though it is a serious disease, we can prevent it with proper care and precautions.
Chronic kidney disease is really a difficult disease, which could lead to some serious health complications. With the help of a Master Health checkup, you can monitor your health condition.