Chronic Kidney Disease

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Chronic Kidney Disease by Mind Map: Chronic Kidney Disease

1. What Is It

1.1. means that the kidneys are damaged and can't filter blood like they should.

1.2. damage to the kidneys  can cause wastes to build up in the body.

1.3. It can also cause other problems that can harm your health.

2. How Do People Deal With It

2.1. People with kidney disease can also suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and probably a history of kidney disease in the family.

2.2. Once the kidneys start to fail even more, most patients will be put on a transplant list

2.3. dialysis is a temporary and time consuming treatment to fight kidney disease until a transplant is available

2.3.1. dialysis is a machine that the patient gets hooked up to for 8+ hours a day to do the function the kidneys cannot do by themselves

3. Treatments

3.1. some people with kidney disease can just diet and excerise and take care of themselves to keep it in line

3.2. some people need dialysis everyday

3.2.1. how exactly does the dialysis machine work?

3.3. if the function is low enough, and patients don't want to do dialysis everyday they will be put onto a transplant list

4. How  Do People "get" Kidney Disease?

4.1. For most people kidney damage occurs slowly over years and years often due to diabetes or high blood pressure.

4.2. Some develop chronic kidney disease overtime due to illnesses, damage, or they were born with it

5. What Your Kidneys Do

5.1. they filter out excess water and wastes out of your blood and make urine.

5.2. also help control blood pressure so that your body can stay healthy

5.3. help control blood pressure and make hormones that your body needs