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?

  • 4 new patients joined this month
  • 909 say chronic kidney disease is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 8
20s 81
30s 203
40s 410
50s 737
60s 902
70+ 564
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 87
20-29 years 80
30-39 years 94
40-49 years 120
50-59 years 138
60-69 years 67
70+ years 21

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1006
Female 1952

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1080
Not Diagnosed 29

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