Have you ever heard of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)? If you haven't, it's time to gain some awareness of this condition which affects an estimated 10 percent of the United States adult population. That's about 20 million people, and when you consider the potentially dire consequences of living with CKD, it becomes clear that this condition poses a major health threat.
Chronic Kidney Disease is a relatively simple condition in which a person's kidneys are damaged or otherwise malfunctioning, and thus these kidneys can't filter blood in the same way that healthy kidneys would. Because of this reduced filtration rate, people can suffer a number of medical complications down the line. If left unchecked and untreated, CKD can cause someone to endure an unhealthy life, with the ultimate risk being kidney failure, which would require a transplant or regular dialysis.