World Kidney Day
11 Mar 2021

Key Facts about CKD and Ageing

1 in 5 people over 65 have chronic kidney disease.  Less than 10% of people with chronic kidney disease are actually aware of it!  Kidney function gradually declines with age – about 10% of function is lost in each decade after the age of 40.

Once kidney function declines to below 60%, the complications of CKD begin to kick in with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, anaemia and other complications of kidney dysfunction.

Although decreased kidney function is common in elderly people, it always requires investigation as early detection can improve mortality and morbidity.

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