Kidney Disease – Get the facts
Do you have kidney disease?
Based on recent information from the National Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.org, 37 million adults are estimated to have what is known as chronic kidney disease, and approximately 90 percent of them don’t know they have it.
What causes kidney disease?
The leading causes of kidney disease are high blood pressure, diabetes or family history of kidney failure. Another group of patients may have Polycystic Kidney Disease, also known as PKD. This is a hereditary disease often passed through many generations. Diligence in annual check-ups and routine lab work is the best early indicator to track your kidney status. Although there can be other causes, these certainly are the most common.
5 Stages of Kidney Disease
Here you will learn how to track the different stages of your disease by understanding lab values from a blood test.
GFR (Glomular Filtration Rate) is one of the important labs to follow.