Learning about Chronic Kidney Disease
Kidney disease is rising, just like most chronic illnesses like obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure according to Dr. Samantha Taghva, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida.
More than 1 in 7 Americans are estimated to have CKD (Chronic kidney disease), but 30 million Americans have chronic kidney disease and most of them are unaware they have it. Specific urine and blood tests are the only way to know if someone has the condition.
Dr. Juan Kusnir, Nephrologist with Baptist Health South Florida, describes that physicians use Creatinine test, looking for marks of the kidney function, and urine test to search any abnormality.