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Diabetes is a leading cause of Chronic Kidney Disease, which often causes no symptoms until your kidneys are badly damaged. Don’t leave your health to chance. Get tested. Take control of your health.


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 have various stages of chronic kidney disease.



have some form of kidney disease.



Chronic kidney disease is at least 3-4 times more frequent in Africa than in developed countries

our kidneys are responsible for maintaining a healthy balance of water, salts, and minerals in the body.

This is partly achieved by its ability to remove waste and extra fluid from your body. The kidney also produces a wide range of hormones essential for normal blood and bone health production. Kidney diseases can affect the functioning of a wide range of other organs in the body.



  • Swollen feet and ankles
  • Puffiness around your eyes, especially in the morning 
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Poor appetite
  • Sleeping problems
  • Muscular cramps (usually at night)
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Passage of high or low amounts of urine

You should take a kidney function test if:

  • You have a high-protein diet
  • You have used or are using performance-enhancing drugs
  • You are taking anti-inflammatory medication
  • You suffer from high blood pressure
  • You suffer from diabetes
  • You have suffered an acute injury
  • You have persistent urinary tract diseases
  • You have kidney disease or a family history of one
  • You have kidney stones or a family history of them

Factors that can increase your risk of chronic kidney disease include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart (cardiovascular) disease
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Family history of kidney disease
  • Abnormal kidney structure
  • Age
  • Frequent use of medications that can damage the kidneys

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the main causes of chronic kidney disease?

Diabetes and high blood pressure are responsible for two-thirds of chronic kidney disease cases.

Diabetes: Diabetes occurs when your blood sugar remains too high. Over time, unmanaged blood sugar can cause damage to many organs in your body, including the kidneys, heart, blood vessels, nerves, and eyes.

High blood pressure: High blood pressure occurs when your blood pressure against the walls of your blood vessels increases. If uncontrolled or poorly controlled, high blood pressure can be a leading cause of heart attacks, strokes, and chronic kidney disease. Also, chronic kidney disease can cause high blood pressure.



Can kidney disease be cured?

There are many types of kidney diseases. Some kidney diseases are curable, while others are less so. The outcome of kidney diseases is also related to how early it was detected and the treatment offered.

What happens if my kidneys fail?

Some kidney diseases may lead to kidney failure. That means your kidneys are able to perform their vital functions in the body. This causes waste products and fluid to build up in your body. A wide range of therapies can be used in the modern management of kidney diseases, which can result in substantial improvement in the quality of care.


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