Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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What is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)?
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How can patients with CKD stay healthy?
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What is the eGFR?
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How is chronic kidney disease diagnosed and classified?
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What are the most common causes of kidney disease?
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Will helping to control my hypertension and diabetes help prevent CKD progression?
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What is End Stage Renal Disease?
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What are the common therapies for ESRD?
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What is an av fistula?
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When should the patient with CKD have a fistula placed?
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Why is the fistula better than the graft or catheter?
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Should I do peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis?
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Can hemodialysis be done at home?
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I am a dialysis patient. How much treatment do I need?
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Why to patients with kidney disease often have anemia?
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What are acidosis and alkalosis?
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What are electrolytes and why are they important?
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Why are calcium and phosphorus important in kidney disease?
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My serum albumin is low. Should I eat more protein?
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What is acute kidney injury (AKI)?
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How is AKI related to chronic kidney disease?
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What are the most common causes of AKI, and how can I prevent it?
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What is glomerulonephritis?
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What are the most common causes of glomerulonephritis?
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What systemic diseases can cause glomerulonephritis?
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What is interstitial nephritis?
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Why can't I take NSAIDS when I have CKD?
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When is an MRI dangerous?
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What are the different types of kidney transplantation?
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Will it hurt me to donate a kidney?
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Does gout cause kidney disease?
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How is HIV related to kidney disease?
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What are some of the inherited diseases of the kidney?
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What is APOL1?
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I just passed a kidney stone? What can I do to prevent another?
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