What Is Kidney Disease?
Learn more about the types, symptoms, and risk factors
About half of all people aged 75 or more have chronic kidney disease.12
As of 2017, dialysis alone cost €14 billion per year to EU health systems.11
Chronic kidney disease kills more people than breast or prostate cancer.11
Kidney disease refers to any disease, disorder, or condition that affects the kidneys. While requirements and guidelines vary, imaging, laboratory diagnostics, and point‐of‐care testing are integral in screening, diagnosing, and/or monitoring most kidney conditions.
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1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ‐ National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health‐information/kidneydisease
3. Johns Hopkins Medicine: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/kidney_and_urinary_system_disorders/end_stage_renal_disease_esrd_85,P01474/
4. Chronic Kidney Disease: www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/3996
5. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Centers of Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/kidney_factsheet.pdf
6. National Health Services UK: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/kidney‐disease/symptoms/
7. Recreated from: http://guidelines.diabetes.ca/App_Themes/CDACPG/images/Ch29_Tbl4_Stages_of_CKD.jpg
13. National Kidney Foundation (U.S.) Republished with permission.: https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/about‐chronic‐kidney‐disease
This material does not constitute medical advice. It is intended for informational purposes only. Please consult a physician for specific treatment recommendations.