Chronic kidney disease means the kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood efficiently. The term ‘chronic’ is used because the damage to the kidneys happens slowly over a long period of time. This disease can also cause other health problems.
People with diabetes, high blood sugar, heart diseases and Family history of kidney failure are more likely to develop Chronic Kidney Disease. Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease (among a few) include chest pain, dry skin, itching, numbness, tiredness, headaches, irregular urination and loss of appetite.
Many people are afraid to learn that they have kidney disease because they think that all kidney disease leads to dialysis. However, most people with kidney disease will not need dialysis. However, if it’s dialysis, the monthly cost can range from USD 67 – USD 200, excluding all related costs.