Contact our office today to set up an appointment and get your chronic kidney disease under control and prevent further deterioration.
CKD is defined by the presence of kidney damage or decreased kidney function for three or more months, irrespective of the cause. The persistence of the damage or decreased function for at least three months is necessary to distinguish CKD from acute kidney disease. Kidney damage refers to pathologic abnormalities, whether established via renal biopsy or imaging studies, or inferred from markers such as urinary sediment abnormalities or increased rates of urinary albumin excretion. Decreased kidney function refers to a decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which is usually estimated (eGFR) using serum creatinine and one of several available equations.