Chronic Kidney Disease Chapter 1

Intro to Chronic Kidney Disease (VIDEO)

Delve into the abdomen to see chronic kidney disease (CKD) from an inside point of view. View how exactly these amazing, multitasking organs filter toxins out of the blood while maintaining your blood pressure and regulating red blood cell production. Watch as cleansed blood flows out of the kidneys, and zoom in closer still to see the tiny and incredibly complex network of filtering capillaries in the kidneys’ nephrons. Witness the deterioration of kidney tissue over time into kidney failure, and see how protein and other substances leak out of diseased capillaries. Dialysis is necessary in advanced kidney disease: learn how lifestyle changes can slow the progression of CKD.

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