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I know firsthand that learning you have progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD) makes you desperate to try to slow or stop its progression. My inherited CKD had its own timetable and couldn’t be slowed. So, I sought to avoid the … Continue reading
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) recently changed its chronic kidney disease (CKD) guidelines to redefine CKD stages based on level of albuminuria (protein in the urine). The NKF hopes the changes help doctors more precisely determine risk for kidney failure … Continue reading
Kidney patients usually know and worry over creatinine levels. Creatinine is a waste product from protein in the diet and normal breakdown of muscle tissue. Healthy kidneys maintain a stable creatinine level in blood by filtering out excess. When kidneys … Continue reading
Like riddles? Use these hints to guess the subject: Will hide its presence Proceeds slowly, often silently Is frightening when its focus is you Its attack can cause death You are correct if you guessed this evilness to be chronic … Continue reading