Chronic kidney disease

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What is chronic kidney disease?

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) occurs when the kidneys fail to adequately filter toxins and waste products from the blood. The most common causes of chronic kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure. CKD can progress to complete kidney failure, also called end stage renal disease.

Common symptoms reported by people with chronic kidney disease

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for chronic kidney disease

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Compare treatments taken by people with chronic kidney disease

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Who has chronic kidney disease on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 28 new patients joined this month
  • 1088 say chronic kidney disease is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 67
30s 198
40s 395
50s 723
60s 969
70+ 795
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 88
20-29 years 82
30-39 years 94
40-49 years 122
50-59 years 143
60-69 years 70
70+ years 25

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1103
Female 2104

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1133
Not Diagnosed 32

These charts show data from chronic kidney disease patients who have completed their condition history
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