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CKD Cause: Why My Kidneys Failed

Chronic kidney disease is a medical condition which is not easy to find due to the asymptomatic character. This article provides information about CKD causes and its management

Why my kidneys failed?

Chronic Kidney Disease means that your kidneys fail work the way they should for at least 3 months. Chronic kidney disease may seem to have come on suddenly. But is has been happening bit for many years as a result of damage to your kidneys.

There are more than one cause of CKD and the most common ones are hypertension and Diabetes. And others may include Polycystic Kidney Disease, infection, blocked renal artery etc.

How does these disease cause your kidneys failed?

Each of your kidneys has about one million tiny filters, which works to filter the blood and remove the waste products from your blood.

Take hypertension as example, high blood pressure will cause the damage to blood vessels and surely the kidney artery will be affected without a immediate control. As a result, the nephrons are damaged and they fail to work. What’s worse, the healthy renal filters have to take on the extra work. But if the damage continues, more and more filter your blood well enough to keep you healthy. This is a vicious circle which causes your kidneys diseased and failed finally.

How is it treated?

Chronic kidney disease is usually caused by other primary disease. So the fist step is to find the primary disease. Meanwhile, the damaged kidneys cannot self-cure, after treatment on primary disease. Thereby, treatment to reverse the kidney damage is also important.

Primary Disease

Diabetes and high blood pressure cause most cases of chronic kidney disease. If you keep your blood pressure and blood sugar in a target range, you may be able to slow or stop the damage to your kidneys.

Kidney Damage

To reverse your damaged kidneys, Chinese Herbal Medicine is suggested for its ability to repair the damaged kidney tissues and improve kidney functions.

Many herbs are beneficial for your kidneys. However, you need a consultation firstly from a herbalist. Leave your details below and get your personal herb lists from our traditional Chinese medicine experts.

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