||Podcast: Chronic Kidney Disease
Rand: From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, I’m Rand
Gardner with Healthcare 411: Information for better health.
Our kidneys work to filter waste from our bloodstream and to regulate our blood
pressure. But some patients may develop early stage chronic kidney disease
without even knowing it. Here to discuss chronic kidney disease and a new guide
about screening and treatment is AHRQ expert, Dr. Christine Chang:
Dr. Chang: People with early stage chronic kidney disease face greater
risk of heart disease, anemia, and even death. Kidney function may get worse
over time, but there are ways to manage this condition. AHRQ’s guide explains
the symptoms of the disease, along with the different ways it can be treated and
managed. The guide is designed to help you work with your doctor to choose the
best options for you.
Rand: To get the free guide, Medicines in Early Stage Kidney Disease,
effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov. Healthcare 411 is a production of the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services.