About 15 percent, 37 million people, are estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, many people don’t know they have CKD because they do not have symptoms early. Discover five facts everyone should know about chronic kidney disease.
- Symptoms of CKD are having low energy, dry skin, poor appetite, trouble sleeping, muscle cramping, and blood in your urine.
- CKD progresses in stages: If untreated, it can lead to complete loss of kidney function. At CKD stage five, both kidneys fail, and the only options for survival are dialysis or a kidney transplant.
- CKD affects people of all ages, but people 60 years old and older are the most likely to develop the chronic disease.
- An estimated 37 percent of U.S. adults with diagnosed diabetes also have CKD.
- Women, 15.93 percent, are more likely to have stages 1 to 4 CKD than men, 13.52 percent.
If you or a loved one are at risk for CKD, visit your primary care physician at Doral Health & Wellness. Our knowledgeable and experienced primary care physicians can determine if you need to be referred to dialysis treatment at Doral Health & Wellness Dialysis Center.