Kidney Disease

CKD a SILENT EMERGING PANDEMIC and a significant cardiovascular risk factor

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a gradual and irreversible loss of kidney function over time. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is widely recognized as a silent risk factor for premature death. The leading causes of kidney failure and the need for Dialysis or Kidney Transplantation are Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension.

CALCULATE your Kidney Function: estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate ; (e-GFR)

RISK FACTORS FOR KIDNEY DISEASE: include Diabetes Mellitus & Obesity, or (DIABESITY), Hypertension or High Blood Pressure, Family history of Kidney Disease, Cigarette smoking, Previous stroke or heart attack, and age over 60. Screening can lead to early detection and intervention, which reduces the risk of progression to End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) with the need for dialysis or kidney transplantation.

We highly recommend watching this great video that simplifies the screening and early detection process: SCREENING FOR CKD VIDEO

PROTEINURIA or PROTEIN IN THE URINE.. How Serious?.. early kidney disease and more PROTEINURIA VIDEO

IF I HAVE KIDNEY DISEASE, I should ask my Kidney Specialist “nephrologist” these questions..(watch the video) and I should record my results in  KIDNEY TESTS REPORT CARD

Other causes include of CKD include Cystic diseases, Glomerulonephritis and congenital disorders.



Chronic Kidney disease



Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a gradual and irreversible loss of kidney function over time. There are five stages of CKD, each determined by the patient’s estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). The eGFR is a measure of how efficiently the kidneys filter waste products from the blood.

CALCULATE your Kidney Function: estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate ; (e-GFR)

It’s important to note that symptoms may not always be present in the early stages of CKD, which is why routine screenings and monitoring are crucial. Early detection and management can slow the progression of the disease and prevent complications.
  • Stage 1: Normal eGFR (≥90) with evidence of kidney damage.
  • Stage 2: Mildly decreased eGFR (60-89) with evidence of kidney damage.
  • Stage 3: Moderately decreased eGFR (30-59).
  • Stage 4: Severely decreased eGFR (15-29).
  • Stage 5: End-stage renal disease (ESRD), with an eGFR less than 15 or the need for kidney replacement therapy (dialysis or transplant).


Chronic Kidney disease, specifically Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is increasingly recognized as a significant risk factor for cardiovascular events. When combined with smoking, it can greatly amplify the risk of progression to total kidney failure and major cardiovascular events.

It is crucial not to underestimate the potential harm that CKD can cause to your health. Even if you have no symptoms, it is not merely a number on a blood test – it represents a major risk that should be taken seriously.


A normal functioning kidney is truly a gift and a blessing that we should appreciate. Unfortunately, there are numerous diseases that can cause damage and even failure to this vital organ.

The world recognizes the importance of kidneys by celebrating World Kidney Day. At The Virtual Nephrologist, we also strive to raise awareness about kidney disease on this special day, as it impacts people all over the globe. The Virtual Nephrologist celebrating World Kidney Day – WKD 2023

We invite you to visit The Kidney School, where you can learn about normal kidney function, the meaning of blood test results, ways to maintain healthy kidneys, and common kidney diseases.

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