Chronic kidney disease is a silent killer. Rroughly 1 in 3 Americans are at risk and approximately 90 percent of those with kidney disease don’t even know that they have it.
That’s because symptoms typically don’t develop until late in the disease. They might include swelling in the legs or nausea and fatigue. With chronic kidney disease your kidneys lose their ability to keep you healthy.
Fresenius Kidney Care talks about increasing awareness because the disease is silent and people don’t have symptoms early in the course of the disease. So it’s important if you’re at risk for CKD to get screened, which is really simple to do.
The screening can be done with a simple blood test or a simple urine test. Once diagnosed, patients can work with their doctor to find the treatment that works best for their situation. It is a great option to be able to go home and dialyze and be able to run on your own time.
It makes your kidney disease become manageable and to the point where you don’t just survive you actually thrive.