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While not as common or frequently occurring as chronic kidney disease (CKD) in adults, CKD does develop in children. As of 2018, more than 10,000 children and adolescents with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) live in the United States. Key Points CKD affects people of all backgrounds and ages, including children. The causes of pediatric CKD … Read more

The human body is complicated, with systems and organs relying on each other to function. When one organ is not working correctly due to a condition, it can put additional stress on the other organs, stopping them from functioning correctly. One example of this interrelated and complicated relationship is between kidney disease and cardiovascular disease. … Read more

In the U.S., chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 37 million people, with hypertension and diabetes responsible for two-thirds of these cases. CKD is also a significant risk factor for developing diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease. Thus, regular screenings are the most effective approach to preventing and detecting CKD early. Key Points The only way to … Read more

Water is essential to maintaining human life and makes up most of your body weight. Consuming enough water and fluids every day can prevent dehydration and support the correct functioning of the body. Key Points By drinking enough fluids, the kidneys are able to effectively clear waste products, sodium, and urea from the bloodstream. Kidney … Read more

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a significant health problem that affects more than 37 million adults in the United States. The growing burden of CKD continues to increase its associated financial costs and contribute to total mortality Fragmented healthcare systems fail to adequately identify at-risk populations timely, resulting in many CKD patients only being diagnosed … Read more

Thirty-seven million adults in the U.S. are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, with most undiagnosed. Early detection and treatment can help slow disease progression and may prevent kidney failure from developing. Care for patients with CKD and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is often complex and fragmented across the care continuum. This may result in … Read more

Chronic kidney disease is one of the leading causes of fatalities in the U.S., with an estimated 37 million adults having a diagnosis. CKD has varying stages of kidney damage that generally gets worse with time if left untreated or not appropriately treated. However, not all CKD patients will progress to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). … Read more

More than 50,000 people in the U.S. live with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). ESRD, or kidney failure, is the last stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD). ESRD cannot be reversed and is generally treated with long-term dialysis or a kidney transplant. Key Points  A kidney transplant is typically performed to treat kidney failure, as long-term dialysis increases patients’ … Read more

The current standard for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is a kidney transplant or dialysis when a kidney donor is unavailable. The global dialysis population is exponentially growing, with 3 million patients worldwide currently on hemodialysis. The need for kidney organ donors in the U.S. is predicted to grow 8% each year (from 2018). Thus, … Read more

Sleep disorders are prevalent in the general U.S. adult population, and their impact on overall quality of life has been well-documented. In patients with kidney disease, sleep disorders are more frequent, which may increase both mortality and morbidity. Sleep disorders and kidney health have a complex bidirectional relationship that remains under investigated. Key Points  Poor sleep … Read more