Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease, also known as chronic renal failure, chronic renal disease, or chronic kidney failure, is a slow progressive loss of kidney function over a period of several years. Eventually the patient has permanent kidney failure.

Chronic kidney disease is much more common than people realize, and often goes undetected and undiagnosed until the disease is well advanced and kidney failure is fairly imminent. It is not unusual for people to realize they have chronic kidney failure only when their kidney function is down to 25% of normal.

Causes

Causing FactorReference
Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin)Study
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)Study
Red MeatStudy
SaltStudy

Aggravating Factors

OutcomeReference
Non Fatty Liver DiseaseStudy
Type 2 DiabetesStudy
ConstipationStudy