About CKD

Managing CKD Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of CKD develop over time as the kidney damage progresses slowly.

Signs and symptoms of kidney disease are often nonspecific. To be clear, they can also be caused by other illnesses. Due to this and the fact that the CKD is progressive, it is a great idea to keep track of the symptoms you are experiencing. 

Causes of CKD

CKD occurs when a disease or condition impairs kidney function. This impairment causes kidney damage to worsen and kidney function to decrease over a period of time, eventually resulting in kidney failure if left untreated.

Risks of CKD

As previously stated, while CKD is known to mainly affect those who are deemed as elderly, anyone can suffer from decreased kidney function. This stated, there are many factors that may increase your chances of suffering from CKD symptoms:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease
  • Smoking
  • Obesity

Managing the symptoms and effects of the factors above may decrease your chances of experiencing decreased kidney function. This stated, there are also a few, uncontrollable genetic factors that can also play a role in chances of experiencing decreased kidney function:

  • Having African, Native American or Asian heritage
  • Family history of kidney disease
  • Abnormal kidney structure

Your next steps

Checklist if you have CKD

1. Set up a doctor's appointment

2. Request blood test to measure your creatinine levels from your doctor

3. Register your results on this site

How does CKD Monitoring work?

1.

Buy the CKD IoT monitoring bundle (bluetooth blood pressure device, glucose monitor, smart watch)

2.

Connect your IoT bundle with the CKD Monitoring platform

3.

Collect all the data from your device and manage it on the monitoring platform

4.

Make an appointment with a nephrologist when it is needed

5.

Share your unique user code with your chosen nephrologist