Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic Kidney Disease US is part of the WCRx Network of websites that help people with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Chronic Illnesses and Diabetes. WCRx is a Family Owned, Neighborhood Pharmacy and Clinic located in Tallahassee, Florida that has been serving the community for many years. We also serve thousands of patients in multiple states including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi and Tennessee. We know there’s nothing more important than you or your family’s well-being, which is why we strive to provide personalized care to help you and your family with your healthcare decisions.
WCRx Clinic will advise and teach you how to take care of yourself and stay healthy while dealing with ESRD. The WCRx healthcare team will provide comprehensive care, including medical management, dialysis and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM). Our team works closely with specialists and hospitals to develop individualized care plans that meet your medical needs.
"We are fully engaged with you during ESRD!"
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), also called chronic kidney failure, is the gradual loss of kidney function. Your kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from your blood, which are then excreted in your urine. Chronic kidney disease includes conditions that damage your kidneys and decrease their ability to keep you healthy wastes can build to high levels in your blood which makes you feel sick. You may develop complications like high blood pressure, anemia (low blood count), weak bones, poor nutritional health and nerve damage.
CKD Is Common Among US Adults
15% of US adults—37 million people—are estimated to have CKD.*
Most (9 in 10) adults with CKD do not know they have it.
1 in 2 people with very low kidney function who are not on dialysis do not know they have CKD.
CKD is more common in people aged 65 years or older (38%) than in people aged 45–64 years (13%) or 18–44 years (7%).
CKD is more common in women (15%) than men (12%).
CKD is more common in non-Hispanic blacks (16%) than in non-Hispanic whites (13%) or non-Hispanic Asians (12%).
About 14% of Hispanics have CKD.