ETCH Nephrology Team Celebrates World Kidney Day 2022.
This year’s theme- “Bridge the knowledge gap to better kidney care”
8 Golden Rules to Protect Kidney Health - World Kidney Day 2022
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive loss in kidney function over a period of months or years. Each of your kidneys has about a million tiny filters, called nephrons. If nephrons are damaged, they stop working. For a while, healthy nephrons can take on the extra work. But if the damage continues, more and more nephrons shut down. After a certain point, the nephrons that are left cannot filter your blood well enough to keep you healthy.
When kidney function falls below a certain point, it is called kidney failure. Kidney failure affects your whole body, and can make you feel very ill. Untreated kidney failure can be life-threatening.
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More information can be found at Chronic Kidney Disease - World Kidney Day