In CKD, the damage to your kidneys can have a direct impact on how your whole body works and lead to numerous complications.
Some of them are:
Fluid buildup and edemas
Bone disease and hyperphosphatemia
Heart and cardiovascular disease
High potassium (hyperkalemia)
Irreversible damage to your kidneys
1. Adapted from Findlay’s and Isles’ “Clinical Companion in Nephrology”, Springer Ed., 2015.
2. Adapted from “Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology”, 6th edition, Elsevier Ed., 2015.
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