Category : Kidney Diseases

Test results and stages of CKD

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Test results and stages of CKD

Your test results can be used to determine how damaged your kidneys are, known as the stage of CKD. This can help your doctor decide the best treatment for you and determine how often you should have tests to monitor your condition. Your eGFR result is given as a stage from one to five: stage 1 (G1) – a normal eGFR (above 90ml/min), […]

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Who should be tested for CKD?

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Who should be tested for CKD?

See your GP if you have persistent symptoms of CKD. They can look for other possible causes and arrange tests if necessary. But as kidney disease often has no symptoms in the early stages, some people at a higher risk should ideally be tested regularly. Regular testing is recommended for people with: high blood pressure diabetes acute kidney injury– sudden […]

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Causes of CKD

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Causes of CKD

Kidney disease is usually caused by other conditions that put a strain on the kidneys. Often it’s the result of a combination of different problems. CKD can be caused by: high blood pressure– over time, this can put strain on the small blood vessels in the kidneys and stop the kidneys working properly diabetes– too much glucose in your blood […]

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When to get medical advice

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When to get medical advice

    See your doctor if you have persistent or worrying symptoms that you think could be caused by kidney disease. The symptoms of kidney disease can be caused by many less serious conditions, so it’s important to get a proper diagnosis. If you do have CKD, it’s best to get it diagnosed as soon […]

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What are the symptoms of end-stage kidney disease (Kidney Failure)?

You may experience a wide range of symptoms, including: a decrease in how much you urinate inability to urinate fatigue malaise, or a general ill feeling headaches unexplained weight loss loss of appetite nausea and vomiting changes in skin color bone pain confusion and difficulty concentrating dry skin and itching bruising easily frequent nosebleeds numbness […]

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