Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease, the silent epidemic – a social challenge

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the general name for persistent irreversible damage to the kidney.1 It is defined as either structured kidney damage or decreased kidney function (decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR)) observed for 3 or more months.2

CKD is a serious condition associated with premature mortality, decreased quality of life, and increased healthcare expenditure.3 It presents a serious challenge for those affected, their families and healthcare providers. 1