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?

  • 6 new patients joined this month
  • 984 say chronic kidney disease is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 8
20s 79
30s 199
40s 420
50s 761
60s 911
70+ 633
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 87
20-29 years 81
30-39 years 95
40-49 years 123
50-59 years 141
60-69 years 69
70+ years 23

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1052
Female 2014

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1103
Not Diagnosed 31

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