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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about CKD- click the links below to get started.

What is CKD?

Almost everyone is born with two kidneys that are situated at the bottom of the rib cage at the back of your body. Kidneys have many roles in the body ... [continue] What is CKD?

What causes CKD?

Sometimes it may not be clear what caused the CKD. However, you are more at risk of developing CKD if you have any of the following: High blood pressure Diabetes ... [continue] What causes CKD?

What are the symptoms of CKD?

CKD often has no symptoms in the early stages and is only picked up through routine tests. As the damage to the kidney’s progresses, you may notice: Tiredness Swollen ankles, ... [continue] What are the symptoms of CKD?

How is CKD diagnosed?

We usually diagnose CKD by using blood and urine tests. The blood test, called eGFR, estimates the amount of blood cleaned by your kidneys each minute. The urine test looks ... [continue] How is CKD diagnosed?

Can I prevent CKD?

Chronic kidney disease cannot always be prevented but there are things that we can do to reduce your risk of developing it: Monitoring conditions – if you have a condition ... [continue] Can I prevent CKD?

Can CKD be treated?

There’s no cure for CKD. However, when you are diagnosed with CKD, there are treatments to help with symptoms, to slow or stop disease progression and to reduce the risk ... [continue] Can CKD be treated?

Annual review for CKD

If you have been diagnosed with CKD you will be seen either twice yearly or yearly by a nurse at the practice, depending on the stage of your CKD (your ... [continue] Annual review for CKD