About Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), which affects people of all ages, can result in chronic renal failure, its most significant outcome. More than 38 million Americans suffer from CKD. 20,000 people receive kidney transplants annually. However nearly 100,000 people remain on the kidney transplant list.

Conditions that increase your risk of acute kidney failure include:

  • Advanced age
  • Chronic infection
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart failure
  • Various blood disorders