Chronic Kidney Disease
The incidence of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is on the rise. It is due to a number of reasons, but the most common are chronic diabetes and uncontrolled high blood pressure.
Many times, however this is seen as an incidental finding on a basic lab panel.
The GFR which represents the glomerular filtration rate may be decreased below 60 with a certain calculation. This places the individual in chronic kidney disease stage III. However, there may be reasons such as dehydration, excessive protein intake, or excessive protein breakdown which may lead to this decreased GFR.
The following files may be helpful to you in helping to determine which category you may fall into and therefore treatment options that may be discussed with your physician.
Chronic_Kidney_DiseaseAbout Chronic Kidney Disease
CKD patient Educ JAMA
First Steps After Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease
How Your Kidneys Work
KDIGO CKD-MBD GL KI Suppl 113
Knowing the Kidney SCore
NKF List of Cookbooks for Kidney Patients
The National Kidney Foundation A to Z Health Guide
Understanding Your Lab Values