Long Term Conditions
Chronic Kidney Disease - Information for Patients
Your recent blood tests have indicated that you have a condition called Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). This means that your kidneys are not working as well as they once did. Various conditions can cause CKD. Severity can vary but most cases are mild to moderate, occur in older people, do not cause symptoms and do not progress to kidney failure.
People with any stage of CKD have an increased risk of developing heart disease or a stroke. This is why it is important to detect even mild CKD. Treatment may not only slow down the progression of the disease but also reduce the risk of developing heart disease or stroke.
It is important that this condition is coded on your records so that Doctors prescribing medication for you are aware as some treatments cannot be used, or need to be used in the lower dosage in people with this condition. It is also important if you are admitted into hospital or attending outpatients that the Doctors there are also aware.
You will be added to a recall list and will be invited on an annual basis to have a blood test done, your blood pressure checked and your urine checked. Should you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to contact us.
You can find more information at Information for the public - Chronic Kidney Disease (thinkkidneys.nhs.uk)