The kidneys filter waste and excess fluid from the blood chronic kidney disease.
Chronic Kidney Disease occurs when your kidneys are damaged and cannot filter blood efficiently. This damage can cause water and fluid to build up in your body and long term can lead to renal failure.
How do I know if I have Chronic Kidney Disease?
Symptoms develop slowly and some individuals experience no symptoms. CKD is diagnosed by a lab test. These can include:
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- Fluid in the lungs
- Insufficient urine production
- Severe unintentional weightloss
How can Exercise Physiology help?
Exercise Therapy can benefit those with chronic kidney disease by providing benefits in cardiovascular fitness, respiratory fitness, quality of life, muscle strength, increase energy intake and possible reductions in inflammatory biomarkers.