Chronic Kidney disease (CKD)

Chronic Kidney disease (CKD)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition where the kidneys do not work as well as normal

CKD is a potentially serious condition. People with CKD are known to have an increased risk of a stroke or heart attack because of the changes that occur to the circulation.

In some people, CKD may cause kidney failure, which is also known as established renal failure (ERF) or end-stage kidney disease. In this situation, the usual functions of the kidney stop working. In order to survive, people with ERF may need to have artificial kidney treatment, called dialysis.

However, if the condition is diagnosed at an early stage, further damage to the kidneys can be prevented with a combination of lifestyle changes and medication. These changes can also reduce your risk of a stroke or heart attack. It is, therefore, very important to help yourself as much as you can.

Screening at Peelhouse Lane


Chronic Kidney Disease has been highlighted as an increasingly common problem, particularly amongst people who may be diabetic or with high blood pressure. Certain drugs have always been implicated. At Peelhouse Lane, we strive to monitor and manage Chronic Kidney Disease. If you are a diabetic or on our Chronic Kidney disease register we will ask you to bring a urine sample for testing every 6 – 12 months

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A Micro albumin urine test helps us monitor your kidneys health for more information about CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE follow the link below: