Chronic kidney disease, also called chronic kidney failure, involves a gradual loss of kidney function. Your kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from your blood, which are then removed in your urine. Advanced chronic kidney disease can cause dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and wastes to build up in your body.
Video timeline: 0:31 What is kidney disease? 1:09 Who gets kidney disease/risk factors? 2:24 Kidney disease symptoms 3:03 How is kidney disease diagnosed? 3:53 Treatment options 5:23 Coping methods/ What now? 6:16 Ending