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Chronic Kidney Disease

Each kidney has approximately one million filtering units, called nephrons. Chronic kidney disease is a term encompassing conditions that damage your kidneys and effect the ability of the nephrons to function. The most common causes of kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, vascular disease, inflammatory conditions of the kidney (glomerulonephritis), and other conditions. If kidney disease gets worse, the wastes that are normally filtered can build to high levels in your blood and make you feel unwell. You may then develop complications related to decreased level of kidney function such as high blood pressure, low blood count (anemia), and bone disease amongst others. Kidney disease also increases your risk of having heart disease over time. Early detection and treatment can often keep chronic kidney disease from getting worse, which is a large focus of Dr. Pandeya’s practice.