Battling Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): 11 Essentials in Your Guide to Causes, Prevention, Treatment, Support, & Hopeful Research

Introduction to Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) doesn’t have to be a life sentence. While it represents a severe health challenge, understanding what CKD is, its impact on your body, and the incredible treatment options can empower you to protect yourself. Whether you’re newly diagnosed, a worried relative, or want to keep your kidneys healthy, this guide is your comprehensive resource.

We’ll go beyond the basics to uncover the lesser-known signs of CKD and the intricate ways it disrupts your whole body. We will also provide a hopeful look at the changing future of kidney care. Think of this as your one-stop shop for genuinely understanding chronic kidney disease.

Chronic Kidney Disease Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Part 1: CKD Basics – What, Why, & Who’s at Risk

What is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)?

Chronic kidney disease means your kidneys are damaged, and their ability to filter waste products from your blood is gradually declining. This damage can happen slowly over the years. As CKD worsens, dangerous fluids, electrolytes, and wastes can build up in your body, impacting overall health.

Causes: Why Kidneys Get Damaged

  • Diabetes: Consistently high blood sugar over time damages the delicate blood vessels within your kidneys, compromising their filtering ability.
  • High blood pressure: Uncontrolled hypertension puts a strain on the kidney’s filtering units, leading to accelerated damage.
  • Autoimmune diseases: Conditions like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis can trigger the immune system to attack healthy kidney tissue, causing inflammation and damage that worsens over time.
  • Infections: Repetitive urinary tract infections (UTIs) can cause scarring and kidney damage, especially if left untreated. Severe kidney infections (pyelonephritis) that return multiple times are especially dangerous.
  • Urinary tract obstructions: Kidney stones, an enlarged prostate in men, or congenital anatomical abnormalities can block urine flow, putting extra pressure on your kidneys. Sometimes, urine flowing backward towards the kidneys (vesicoureteral reflux) can cause damage over the years.
  • Glomerulonephritis: Inflammation of the glomeruli, the kidney’s tiny filtering units, can result from infections, autoimmune diseases, or other causes.
  • Polycystic kidney disease (PKD): A genetic disorder characterized by the development of numerous cysts within the kidneys, disrupting their function.
  • Family History: If you have close relatives who’ve experienced kidney failure, cystic kidney disease, or less common inherited conditions, your risk of CKD is significantly higher. Don’t ignore this – proactive screening can catch these early when treatment is most effective.

Who is at Risk for CKD?

  • People with diabetes
  • People with high blood pressure
  • Those with a family history of kidney disease
  • Individuals with a history of autoimmune diseases
  • Older adults (risk increases with age)
  • People who have suffered from recurrent kidney infections
  • Individuals of African American, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American descent
  • People who are obese
  • Smokers
  • Individuals with a history of heart disease or previous stroke

Part 2: Early & ‘Weird’ CKD Symptoms

Think kidney disease always means back pain and apparent changes in urination? Think again! The early signs of CKD can be frustratingly vague or easily blamed on other things. Being aware of subtle changes is especially important if you have any of the risk factors above:

  • Changes in Pee:
    • Foamy urine (a sign of protein leakage)
    • Needing to go way more often, especially at night
    • A drastic decrease in urine output
    • Color changes (dark, tea-colored urine)
  • Swelling: It persists in your feet, ankles, and around your eyes despite resting. Your kidneys aren’t clearing fluid properly.
  • Out-of-Whack Fatigue: Not just feeling tired, but bone-deep exhaustion that sleep and rest don’t banish. This can be related to anemia, a common CKD complication.
  • “Brain Fog”: Trouble concentrating, word-finding difficulties, feeling a little disoriented. CKD can mess with brain function in subtle yet noticeable ways.
  • Itchy Inferno: Intensely itchy skin, especially at night, that’s not relieved by lotions or allergy meds. It can get worse as CKD progresses.
  • Nausea, No Interest in Food: Loss of appetite, especially aversion to protein-rich foods (meat, eggs) can be an early clue.

Part 3: The Hidden Fallout – CKD Complications

CKD isn’t just about your kidneys slowly failing. Remember, your kidneys play a vital role in regulating your entire body! As kidney function declines, the ripple effects are significant, which is why early treatment is so crucial:

  • Heart & Blood Vessels: CKD dramatically increases your risk of:
    • Heart attacks
    • Strokes
    • Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)
    • Heart failure
  • Why the Increased Heart Risk?
    • Mineral Imbalances: Excess phosphate builds up, contributing to hardening of blood vessels
    • Blood Pressure Control Goes Haywire: Damaged kidneys mess with the delicate balance of hormones regulating blood pressure, often making it resistant to usual medications.
    • Inflammation & Plaque: CKD seems to rev up chronic inflammation, another primary driver of blood vessel problems.
  • People with CKD are far more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than progress to complete kidney failure. (

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  • Anemia: As kidneys fail, they produce less of the hormone erythropoietin, which tells your bone marrow to make red blood cells. Anemia leads to fatigue, breathlessness, and feeling cold all the time.
  • Bones Weaken: CKD throws off a complex system of hormones and minerals (calcium, phosphate, vitamin D), making bones fragile and prone to fractures. This hidden complication of CKD is called “renal osteodystrophy.”
  • Nerve Frustrations: Peripheral neuropathy is the term for tingling, burning, or numbness, usually in the feet and legs but sometimes in the hands. It’s likely a combination of waste product buildup and nerve damage from CKD.
  • Immunity Takes a Hit: People with CKD get infections faster and last longer. In advanced stages, this makes everything from a cold to pneumonia much riskier.
  • Cognitive Decline: Studies suggest a higher risk of dementia in people with CKD, though the exact link is still being worked out. It could be the vascular damage or subtle electrolyte changes, so more research is needed.

More Complications to Consider:

  • Fluid overload causes shortness of breath and lung congestion
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sleep problems
  • An overall decline in quality of life

Part 4: Diagnosis and Staging: Understanding Your Numbers and Beyond

How is CKD Diagnosed?

Initial diagnosis often comes from routine blood and urine tests. To confirm the specific cause and severity of your CKD, your doctor may recommend:

  • Lab Basics:
    • Creatinine and eGFR: Used to estimate how well your kidneys filter (your kidney function number)
    • Routine Electrolytes: Sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphate – essential elements imbalanced in CKD.
    • Complete Blood Count (CBC): Looks for anemia, signs of infection, etc.
    • Urine Test: This test assesses overall kidney health by checking for protein (albumin) and blood cells.
  • Kidney Imaging
    • Ultrasound: Visualizes kidney size, shape, cysts, stones, or tumors. It can’t directly tell filtration power but gives crucial clues.
    • CT Scans: Provide more detailed images, sometimes with contrast dye (caution: this can be risky with poor kidney function).
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Sometimes required, especially for less common or rapidly progressing forms of CKD. It involves a tiny tissue sample under local anesthetic examined under a microscope for the exact type of damage.
  • Beyond the Standard
  • Researchers are exploring new blood markers that could catch CKD earlier than creatinine changes. These tests have yet to be routinely available but are an exciting development!

CKD Staging – It’s Not Just a Number

Your CKD stage is based on kidney filtration ability (eGFR) and a measure of kidney damage (albuminuria level). It helps predict how fast your CKD might progress, guides medication choices, and determines how often you need monitoring for complications.

  • The eGFR Test: Stands for estimated glomerular filtration rate. It’s calculated using a blood test measuring creatinine (a waste product), age, gender, and race. Recent guidelines emphasize removing race from the calculation, as it can skew results unfairly.
    • CKD Stages 1-5:
      • Stage 1: Kidney damage present, but eGFR still high (above 90)
      • Stage 2: Mildly reduced eGFR (60-89)
      • Stage 3: Moderate kidney function reduction (30-59), subdivided into 3a (45-59) and 3b (30-44)
      • Stage 4: Severely reduced function (15-29)
      • Stage 5: Kidney failure (eGFR below 15)
    • Albuminuria is Key: This urine test checks for a protein called albumin. Even tiny amounts in the urine shouldn’t be there, so your kidney filters are leaky. Albuminuria has its staging:
      • A1: Mild albuminuria
      • A2: Moderate
      • A3: Severe
  • Why Staging Matters: It helps predict how fast your CKD might get worse, guides what medications you should start, and determines how often you need monitoring for complications. It’s not a perfect crystal ball but ​an essential tool.

Part 5: Treatment – It’s Not One-Size-Fits-All

The bad news: There’s rarely a “cure” for CKD. The good news is that we have many tools to slow CKD to a crawl, preserve your existing function as long as possible, and replace what your kidneys can no longer do. Here’s what a multifaceted treatment approach for CKD usually includes:

  • Managing Underlying Causes: Treating the root problem—diabetes, blood pressure, autoimmune disease—is non-negotiable.

Protecting Kidneys from Further Harm: Powerful Medications at Work

  • ACE inhibitors/ARBs/ARNIs: The Kidney Defense Squad
    • These blood pressure medications are often the first choice because they protect your kidneys beyond just lowering blood pressure.
    • Examples:
      • ACE inhibitors: Lisinopril (Zestril, Prinivil), Ramipril (Altace), Enalapril (Vasotec)
      • ARBs: Losartan (Cozaar), Valsartan (Diovan), Irbesartan (Avapro)
      • ARNIs: Sacubitril/Valsartan (Entresto) – a newer combination medication.
  • SGLT2 Inhibitors: The Diabetes Stars with a Kidney Bonus
    • They started as diabetes drugs, but now we know they help protect kidneys even if you don’t have diabetes! They lower blood sugar, reduce blood pressure, and preserve kidney function.
    • Examples: Empagliflozin (Jardiance), Dapagliflozin (Farxiga), Canagliflozin (Invokana)
  • GLP-1 Agonists: Another Diabetes Med, Another Kidney Win
    • Like SGLT2 inhibitors, these first found success in diabetes but are now proving their value for kidney protection.
    • Examples: Semaglutide (Ozempic, Rybelsus – oral), Liraglutide (Victoza), Dulaglutide (Trulicity)
  • Finerenone: Taming the Aldosterone Troublemaker
    • This medication specifically blocks aldosterone, a hormone that goes haywire in CKD, contributing to scarring and decline. It’s often used in later stages in addition to other medications.
    • Example: Kerendia
  • Tolvaptan (Jynarque): Specific Treatment for ADPKD
    • This medication is used for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD), a genetic condition that causes cysts to grow in the kidneys. It works by slowing cyst growth.
  • Specific Medications for Glomerular Diseases:
    • These medications address the underlying inflammation in certain autoimmune diseases affecting the kidneys. They have particular uses and require close monitoring due to side effects.
    • Examples: Steroids (like Prednisone), Immunosuppressants like Belimumab (Benlysta), Anifrolumab (Saphnelo), Voclosporin (Lupkynis)
  • Addressing Complications of CKD:
    • Medications for anemia (iron supplements, erythropoiesis-stimulating agents), nerve pain, bone health, and many others, depending on your specific needs!
    • Phosphate binders: If dietary phosphate restriction isn’t enough, medication helps prevent harmful buildup.
  • A Note About Gout
    • Gout, a form of arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in your joints, can also harm the kidneys.  Medications to manage gout are essential for protecting kidney health:
    • Allopurinol & Febuxostat: These medications work by decreasing uric acid production in your body.
      • Febuxostat (Uloric) carries a black box warning concerning the increased risk of cardiovascular death.
    • Krystexxa (Pegloticase): This medication is administered as an infusion and is often used when allopurinol and febuxostat are ineffective or tolerated.

A Word on Alternative Medicine/Supplements

It’s understandable to seek any potential help for CKD.  However, “natural” doesn’t always mean safe – especially with damaged kidneys!

  • The Dangers: Some herbs, supplements, or alternative remedies can harm your kidneys further, interfere with your CKD meds, or cause side effects.
  • Always Tell Your Doctor: Before trying anything new, even over-the-counter, discuss it with your doctor or renal dietitian. They can check interactions and determine whether it’s safe for your situation.
  • Reliable Information: Websites like the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health ( are good starting points for a specific therapy.

Dialysis: When Kidneys Can’t Keep Up

Dialysis takes over some of your kidneys’ vital functions when they can no longer filter waste products and excess fluid effectively. There are two main types, and your doctor will help you decide which best fits your medical needs and lifestyle.

Hemodialysis (HD): “The Artificial Kidney”

  • How it works: Your blood is filtered through a particular machine, removing waste and balancing fluids. This is usually done several times a week.
  • Types:
    • In-Center HD: You go to a dialysis center for treatments. While less independent, you’re closely monitored by medical professionals.
    • Home Hemodialysis (HHD): After specialized training, you perform dialysis at home. This offers more flexibility and independence but requires dedication and often a support person. Home HD frequently involves more frequent sessions that are gentler on your body compared to in-center treatments.

Peritoneal Dialysis (PD): “Tummy Dialysis”

  • How it works: A special fluid is placed in your abdomen, and the lining (peritoneum) acts as a natural filter. Fluid exchanges occur multiple times a day or overnight.
  • Benefits: More independence, no blood-involved “machine” like in hemodialysis (reduced infection risk), and you’re more likely to retain some of your natural kidney function.
  • Considerations: Preventing abdominal infections (peritonitis) requires a meticulous approach.

Kidney Transplant: A New Lease on Life

Considered the gold standard for suitable candidates, a kidney transplant offers improved quality of life and longevity compared to long-term dialysis.  However, it involves major surgery, a lifetime of anti-rejection medications, and close monitoring.

Types of Transplants:

  • Living Donor: A healthy person donates one of their kidneys. This generally leads to faster transplants and better outcomes.
    • Living Related: The donor is family.
    • Living Unrelated: The donor is a friend, spouse, or even someone you don’t know well who chooses to donate.
  • Deceased Donor: The kidney comes from someone who has passed away.
  • Important Considerations:
    • Finding the Right Center: Not all transplant centers are equal. Success rates, wait times, available organs, and selection criteria (eligibility factors) vary considerably. Do your research using resources like
    • Getting Listed: You can be listed at multiple centers to increase your chances.
    • Timing: Referral for transplant evaluation should happen early, even before your kidney function declines enough to start dialysis. This gives you options for a preemptive transplant.

Life After Transplant

  • Benefits: Significantly improved quality of life and longevity for most patients.
  • Challenges: Lifelong anti-rejection medications (side effects, risk of infections), increased cancer risk, and the constant awareness of protecting your precious transplanted organ.

Beyond Dialysis and Transplant:  Conservative Management, Palliative Care & Hospice

For some patients, especially those with advanced age or significant other health conditions, dialysis or transplant may not be the best path. There’s a focus on comfort, quality of life, and managing CKD symptoms.

  • Conservative Management: Focuses on medications, diet adjustments, and symptom relief without dialysis
  • Palliative Care: This is specialized care for patients with serious illnesses alongside their usual CKD treatment. It aims to improve physical and emotional comfort.
  • Hospice: When the focus shifts entirely to end-of-life care and comfort measures.

Important: These decisions are deeply personal and involve careful discussions with your doctor, loved ones, and often a palliative care team. These choices must be made with complete understanding and support.

Remember: There is life beyond diagnosis and many paths to managing CKD. You have the right to explore options and choose what’s best for you!

Part 6: CKD-Smart Lifestyle Changes – Every Step Counts

While medication plays a significant role, your daily choices profoundly impact kidney health. This is especially true in preventing CKD progression, even if you are already diagnosed.

  • Blood Pressure Perfection: For CKD patients, the lower the blood pressure, the better. Aim for below 130/80 mmHg. Yes, it might mean more medications, but it’s worth it to protect your kidneys.
  • Diabetes Game-Changer Drugs: Even if your diabetes is mild, ask your doctor about SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 agonists – their kidney benefits are undeniable.
  • Food as Medicine (with a HUGE Caveat): Diet in CKD is NOT one-size-fits-all. It changes with your stage and requires personalized advice from a renal dietitian. Here’s the basic outline:
    • Salt Sense: Fluid retention is common in CKD, so limiting sodium is vital.
    • Phosphate Patrol: Damaged kidneys struggle to excrete phosphate, so you may need to limit foods like dairy, red meat, and processed foods.
    • Potassium Watch: Tricky! Early in CKD, you may need to restrict potassium. However, having enough is crucial in later stages or with certain medications. This requires constant monitoring.
    • Fluids—The Goldilocks Zone: Advanced CKD may require fluid restriction, but too little isn’t good either. Talk to your doctor or dietitian.
  • Renal Dietitian = Your Best Friend! They help create a plan based on your bloodwork, medications, and needs. Find a renal dietitian near you at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website:
  • Harnessing Fiber Power (With CKD Considerations)
    • Fiber is fantastic for gut health and overall well-being. However, with CKD, these require caution:
  • Focus on the Right Sources: High-fiber foods can sometimes be high in potassium or phosphate. Soluble fiber (beans, oats, berries) is generally a safer bet at first.
  • Portion Control: Even healthy foods need moderation with CKD.
  • Renal Dietitian = Your Fiber Guide: They’ll create a plan that maximizes fiber benefits while respecting your kidney function and other dietary needs.
  • The Sleep Connection: Kidneys Need Rest Too!
    • Quality sleep is vital for everyone, especially with CKD. Here’s why and what to do:
  • Sleep Apnea: The Hidden Enemy: This breathing disorder during sleep is shockingly common in CKD patients. It stresses your heart and kidneys. Get tested if you snore, wake up gasping, or feel unrefreshed even with a full night’s sleep. CPAP treatment can be life-changing.
  • Sleep Hygiene Matters:
    • Consistent bedtime and wake-up time​.
    • Limit screen time before bed.
    • Dark, cool, quiet sleep environment​.
    • Avoid caffeine later in the day.​
  • The Power of Routine: Taking your blood pressure medication at night promotes a healthy dipping pattern, reducing mortality and leading to longer life – especially with CKD.

Part 7: The Emotional Side of CKD – You’re Not Alone

Living with CKD means more than blood tests and medications. It affects every part of your life, and acknowledging the emotional impact is essential.

  • It’s Okay to Feel Overwhelmed: Depression and anxiety are prevalent in people with CKD. Never feel ashamed to seek help. Support groups, resources, and even medication can make a big difference.
  • Helpful Resources:
  • Strained Relationships: CKD can shift the dynamics with your partner, family, or friends. Open communication, couples counseling, or finding new ways to connect are essential for navigating these changes.
  • Work & Finances: You might need to change jobs, consider disability benefits, or get help navigating health insurance complexities. Social workers at your kidney clinic are a great resource, and organizations like the American Kidney Fund ( often provide financial assistance.
  • Build Your “Kidney Team”: Beyond doctors! This includes your renal dietitian, pharmacist, social worker, and loved ones committed to helping you through it.
  • Resilience Resources: Mindfulness practices, finding adapted forms of exercise, and creative outlets help you reclaim a sense of control amidst the challenges of CKD.

Part 8: The Future of Kidney Care: Research and Reasons for Hope

CKD research is moving faster than ever – the possibilities just a few years down the line are fascinating, offering hope for improved management and potentially even cures. Here’s a glimpse into potential breakthroughs:

  • Kidney Regeneration:
    • Stem Cells: Researchers are exploring using stem cells to grow new nephrons (the kidney’s filtering units) or repair damaged ones. It’s a very early stage but holds immense potential.
    • Reprogramming Cells: Another intriguing path involves turning existing kidney cells back into a ‘younger’ state where they can repair themselves.
  • Wearable Artificial Kidneys: These devices are smaller, more portable, and more comfortable than current hemodialysis machines. Several prototypes could significantly improve the quality of life for dialysis patients (
  • Gene Editing: Imagine fixing the inherited mutations that cause conditions like polycystic kidney disease at their source. CRISPR technology might enable this, though it’s a long way off and raises ethical concerns.
  • Diet Mimicking Fasting: Early human studies can potentially improve kidney function in some people.
  • Inflammation-targeting therapies: CKD is linked to chronic inflammation, so taming it could be a new strategy.
  • The Power of YOU: Participating in clinical trials is how new treatments move from the lab to the clinic. Patient involvement is critical! You can check resources like to search for CKD trials in your area.

Part 9: Your Kidneys 101 – What They Do

Think of your kidneys as incredibly sophisticated, bean-shaped filtration plants working 24/7. Here’s the breakdown of what makes them so vital:

  • Filtration Powerhouse: Each kidney contains over a million nephrons, the basic filtration units. Blood rushes through the nephrons, and waste products (like urea and excess creatinine) are concentrated in urine.
  • Balancing Act: Your kidneys perform a delicate dance with electrolytes:
    • Sodium: Controls fluid balance. Too much sodium leads to fluid retention and swelling.
    • Potassium: Crucial for your heart, muscles, and nerves. CKD messes with its excretion.
    • Calcium and Phosphate: Imbalances cause bone issues and dangerous deposits in arteries with advanced CKD.
  • More Than Just Water: We tend to think of kidneys as managing how much we pee, but they control total body water.
  • Hormone Factory: Your kidneys don’t just respond to hormones – they make them!
    • Erythropoietin (EPO): Signals your bone marrow to produce red blood cells. Erythropoietin (EPO) Deficiency: Healthy kidneys produce EPO, a red blood cell production hormone. Damaged kidneys don’t make enough, leading to anemia. Learn more about EPO and kidney disease on the NKF site:
    • Active Vitamin D: Works with calcium and phosphate absorption to keep bones strong.
    • Renin: Part of a complex network (renin-angiotensin system) that regulates blood pressure.

How CKD Throws Things Off:

  • Filtration falters: Waste products build up in your blood and strain your whole body.
  • Electrolytes go wild: Imbalances can cause muscle cramps, irregular heartbeat, or worse.
  • Hormone production falters: This is why anemia and bone problems are so common in CKD.
  • Blood pressure spirals: It’s a vicious cycle – kidney damage causes high BP, which worsens kidney damage further.

Part 10: Living with CKD – It’s More Than Medicine

You can thrive with CKD. Alongside medical care, focus on these areas for the best quality of life possible:

  • Mental Health Matters: Don’t hesitate to seek help! This could be therapy, medication, support groups, or whatever works for you.
  • Work with Your Doctor: Find a nephrologist (kidney specialist) you trust— one who listens, explains things clearly, and respects your input in a true partnership.
  • Lean on Support: Tell your loved ones how they can help, and seek out communities with those who understand CKD challenges. You’re not in this alone.

Part 11: CKD is Global, But Access Isn’t

Sadly, where you live drastically impacts your experience with CKD.  Globally, millions suffer, but access to basic diagnostics, medications, and dialysis varies drastically between countries. (

  • Millions Affected: Particularly in low- and middle-income countries, later diagnosis and lack of specialists and dialysis centers mean a CKD diagnosis is often catastrophic.
  • Disparities Within Nations: Even in wealthy nations, race, income, and location significantly affect your experience with CKD. Rural areas tend to lack advanced care options. These are injustices we must tackle.

What is the prognosis for chronic kidney disease?

In chronic kidney disease, the prognosis can be a tale of two realities. On one hand, it’s a journey where the kidneys gradually lose their filtering prowess, leading to a buildup of toxins and fluids in the body. This insidious decline can culminate in kidney failure, a state where these vital organs can no longer sustain life without external support.

On the brighter side, modern medicine has stepped up to the challenge, offering a spectrum of treatments and therapies to slow down the progression of the disease, manage complications, and ultimately extend life. Dialysis, a lifeline for those with advanced kidney failure, helps cleanse the blood and remove waste products. Kidney transplants, while not a cure, can offer a renewed lease on life, restoring kidney function and freeing patients from the constraints of dialysis.

The key to a favorable prognosis lies in early detection and intervention. Regular check-ups, meticulous monitoring of kidney function, and lifestyle modifications like a balanced diet and regular exercise can significantly delay the progression of chronic kidney disease. By taking charge of your health and working closely with your healthcare team, you can navigate the challenges of this condition and live a full and meaningful life.

How can I find out the prognosis of my kidney function?
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Conclusion: Hope & Action – The CKD Fight Goes On

Living with CKD is undoubtedly a challenging journey full of changes and hurdles. However, we’re witnessing breakthroughs unfold faster than ever. Let’s channel our knowledge and determination to push for solutions:

  • Demand better care for ALL CKD patients: This means increasing awareness about the disease, advocating for better care access, and supporting equal treatment options regardless of circumstances.
  • Support research: Donate, volunteer for trials, and spread awareness about how vital kidney research is.
  • Always Find Ways to Thrive: There is still life to be lived alongside CKD’s challenges.

Call to Action

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