#DidYouKnow that 96% of people with mild CKD and 48% with severe CKD are completely unaware of having Chronic Kidney Disease?
The disease slowly progresses to significant kidney damage, often without showing signs or symptoms until it is too late for damage control.
What we know for sure though is that the two main causes of CKD are diabetes and high blood pressure, which are responsible for up to two-thirds of the cases. Hence, it is essential for these patients to recognize the risk of impending kidney failure and proactively take measures to reduce the kidney disease progression.
Here is some information from NIDDK to aid you in your kidney health management:
Diabetes and CKD:
Hypertension and CKD: