Chronic kidney disease: Clinical Nursing Care

chronic kidney disease or ckd for short is a condition characterized by a slow and progressive decrease in kidney

kidney function with a glomerular filtration rate or gfr of less than 60 milliliters per minute

That develops over a minimum of three months now let's take a closer look at how the kidneys work we can think of the kidneys as the body's

Natural blood filter their main function is to clear blood of metabolic wasteful substances and toxins by excreting them

through urine in addition they secrete important hormones and are essential in regulating the acid base balance ph blood pressure and electrolyte levels in the body

within each kidney there are millions of tiny functional units called nephrons which consist of a renal corpuscle and a set of renal tubules

The renal corpuscle is where blood filtration occurs and it includes the glomerulus a tiny bundle of capillaries and the bowman's capsule