Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)


Nephrology Associates of Greater Cincinnati help patients to diagnosis, cure and manage chronic kidney disease at all stages. Our nephrologists work with you to create a personalized prevention and treatment plan to help prolong your kidney life. We offer great resources to educate you about risk factors and available treatments for chronic kidney disease.

Why Chronic Kidney Disease is called a silent disease?

Patients with mildly diminished renal reserve are asymptomatic means patient experiences no symptom. Most people may not have any severe symptoms until their kidney disease is advanced. Symptoms appear slowly over a long period of time. Twenty six million American adults have chronic kidney disease and millions of others are at increased risk.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Chronic Kidney Disease abbreviated as CKD is deterioration or loss of kidney function over time. There are many factors that can damage kidneys or reduce their ability to filter waster out of blood. Chronic Kidney disease can contribute to hypertension, bone weakness, anemia, nerve damage and malnutrition. CKD also called chronic renal disease amplifies the risk of cardiovascular or heart disease.

Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease may result from any cause of renal dysfunction. Primary causes of CKD in the US are:

The largest growing cause of CKD is metabolic syndrome in which both hypertension and type 2 diabetes are present.


Early detection and cure can often keep chronic kidney disease from getting worse. CKD is not an age-specific disease; anyone can get CKD at any age. If you have diabetes, family history of kidney diseases, hypertension or you belong to a population that has higher risk, you are more likely to develop kidney disease. Progress of CKD may lead to complete kidney failure. Watch out for these symptoms:

Test for CKD

CKD has been categorized into 5 stages to quantify its severity.

Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease