CKD is a slow and gradually progressive condition that causes kidney dysfunction. In theory, if one kidney stops functioning correctly, the other may still carry out normal functions. Unfortunately , in most cases of CKD (maybe up 95 to 99%) both kidneys are involved in a diffuse process.
The natural history of CKD is slow progression with time. In most cases the condition progresses slowly to kidney failure. Unless steps are taken to slow down the progression or even improve kidney function, leading to a degree of reversal of CKD.
Most people with CKD are not aware that they have it because symptoms do not usually develop in the early stages of the condition. Typically, by the time a person notices any symptoms, the condition is at an advanced stage. Damage to the kidneys at this stage may be irreversible.
African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian American people have a greater chance of developing CKD than people who are white. This may be due to disparities in the primary care of People of Color. But other factors may be involved.
As kidney disease advances, dangerous levels of waste continue to build up inside the body. Most current conventional treatments aim to slow the progression of kidney dysfunction. This is where we come in. Through our extensive research, we have found methods that can slow down the progression of CKD and in some cases actually improve kidney function. This way, the relentless worsening of kidney function can be stopped and CKD reversed. This is why we developed a course to teach CKD patients how to improve their kidney function and avoid dialysis.