Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic kidney disease, also called chronic kidney failure, describes the gradual loss of kidney function. The kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from the blood, which are then excreted in your urine.
When chronic kidney disease reaches an advanced stage, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and wastes can build up in the body.
In the early stages of chronic kidney disease, you may have few signs or symptoms.
Chronic kidney disease may not become apparent until your kidney function is
The most common signs and symptoms of chronic kidney disease include:
● blood in urine.
● dark urine.
● decreased mental alertness.
● decreased urine output.
● edema – swollen feet, hands, and ankles (face if edema is severe)
● fatigue (tiredness)
● hypertension (high blood pressure)
How ckd is managed traditionally?
The treatment will depend on the stage of CKD.
The main treatments are:
● lifestyle changes – to help you stay as healthy as possible
● medicine – to control associated problems, such as high blood pressure and high
● dialysis – treatment to replicate some of the kidney’s functions, which may
be necessary in advanced (stage 5) CKD
● kidney transplant – this may also be necessary in advanced (stage 5) CKD
How ckd can be treated with stem cells?
Stem cell therapy is highly anti-inflammatory, reducing levels of chronic inflammation
within the body to levels that allow healing to occur when it was otherwise inhibited. In
terms of Kidney Disease, the levels of inflammation would be high throughout the body.
By lowering inflammation markers to normal levels, the body can begin to regenerate the
tissue required for normal function.
Additionally, stem cells have already been used in conjunction with organ transplants to
eliminate the need for a lifetime of immunosuppressant drugs.