Prevalence of Chronic kidney Disease worldwide
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a worldwide, long term condition in which kidney function is impaired. As diabetes and hypertension (main leading causes of CKD) affect more and more people worldwide, the number of new CKD cases increases every year. It is thus considered as an important health issue.
Kidney Failure or Renal Failure is the common name for end stage CKD. People with kidney failure have lost most of their kidney function. Therefore, they usually require treatment that replaces the natural function of their kidneys.