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Chronic Kidney Disease

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Chronic kidney disease is a ‘silent’ illness that characteristically causes few or no symptoms, sometimes until 90% of kidney function has already been lost. However, while CKD is often detected too late to be reversible, it’s a mostly preventable condition due to many of its risk factors being modifiable.

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If the kidneys are damaged and not functioning properly, fluid and waste accumulate in the body instead of being expelled. This may lead to a variety of complications such as hypertension, anaemia, weak bones, poor nutrition and nerve damage. If CKD continues to progress, it may eventually lead to kidney failure, requiring the patient to undergo dialysis or a kidney transplant

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Karen OBrien
23 May 2022
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This was a good overview of some valuable interventions that could decrease the possibility of chronic disease.
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Karen MacDougall
06 May 2022
Very good information
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Jane O'Connell
12 May 2022
Interesting read
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Michelle Ocampo
23 May 2022
Gained knowledge
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Marilyn Steers
14 May 2022
Good overview on this topic.
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Chloe Hoffmann
12 May 2022
Registered Nurse
quick and full of easily readable information
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Janelle Hearne
03 May 2022
Registered Nurse
Very informative
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Shifali Anand
02 May 2022
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Annette kerr
23 May 2022
Very informative
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Jodie Marwood
03 May 2022
Easy to read and very informative.
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