Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) the Silent Killer

Siddharta S. Ghosh2,Shobha Ghosh1

1Department of Internal Medicine, Division Nephrology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA.

2Department of Internal Medicine, Division Pulmonary and Critical Care,Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA.



CKD or chronic kidney disease they usually will be very confused as to the nature of the disease.  Even websites for CKD are difficult for common people to understand. It is to be noted that most patients with CKD die from cardiovascular events such as heart failure. CKD is an important multiplier of risk for many chronic noncommunicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. There is no cure for CKD and only treatment available is to control symptoms such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperkalemia etc.  In this article I have not talked about maybe treatment and pathophysiology can be dealt about later.


Key Words: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Nephron,


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