According to the National Kidney Foundation, 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and millions of others have increased risk.
Those considered to be at increased risk include people with hypertension, diabetes, or a family history of kidney disease.
Early detection and treatment can help keep CKD from progressing. As the disease progresses wastes build to high levels in the blood; complications such as high blood pressure, anemia (low blood count), weak bones, and nerve damage can occur and increase the risk of heart and blood vessel disease. Chronic kidney disease may eventually lead to kidney failure, requiring dialysis or kidney transplant.
CKD Program at Nephrology Associates
The CKD program at Nephrology Associates is designed to help you keep your kidneys as healthy as possible for as long as possible. You will meet with a team of health care providers who specialize in CKD. This team will work with you to set up a long-term treatment plan which will include: