Chronic kidney disease is a condition in which the kidneys are damaged and unable to filter blood as effectively as they should. As a result of kidney failure, this can lead to a buildup of waste products in the body and can cause several health problems.
Chronic kidney disease is a progressive disease, meaning that it gradually worsens over time. The causes of kidney failure are typically high blood pressure or diabetes. Still, it can also be caused by other conditions, such as glomerulonephritis (an inflammation of the kidneys) or inherited kidney disorders.