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Is chronic kidney disease a common version of kidney disease?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Chronic kidney diseases account for most kidney disease. Kidney function decreases gradually during chronic kidney disease over the years and may eventually lead to permanent kidney failure, also called end-stage renal disease. Chronic kidney disease doesn't usually show symptoms until decreased kidney function starts causing serious health problems, so ask your doctor about routine screening that can detect kidney disease early. Chronic kidney diseases aren't curable, but treatment can slow their progression and relieve symptoms.

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