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Join the Conversation: 4 Popular Forums About Living With Chronic Kidney Disease

For more than a year, the forums section of Chronic-Kidney-Disease.net has been a place to vent, find support, and connect with others about all things related to chronic kidney disease, commonly known as CKD.

Below is a compilation of some interesting conversations that have taken place on various topics about living with chronic kidney disease. Take a look around to see what others shared and join the conversation!

Do you have symptoms of CKD?

The symptoms of CKD can be vague or easily mistaken as a sign of another illness. In the early stages of kidney disease, most people have no symptoms. What about you? Do you experience any symptoms from CKD?1-3

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Do you live with any other health conditions?

Did you know? A Scottish study found that nearly all adults with CKD had at least 1 comorbidity. The study also found that having multiple health conditions meant that people with CKD had a lower quality of life. What about you? Do you live with any other health conditions?4

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A new CKD diagnosis can be scary

Getting a CKD diagnosis can bring up some different emotions. Our community members report feeling angry, sad, overwhelmed, and surprised. What about you? How did you feel after getting diagnosed with CKD?

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What have you learned that you wish you knew sooner?

After living with CKD for some time, you learn so much about the condition. But wouldn't it be easier if someone just told you about how CKD would impact your life when you were diagnosed? Our community members share what they wish they were told right away. What about you? What do you wish someone would have told you when first diagnosed with CKD?

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