Chronic Kidney Disease

Kidney disease is a silent disease. Early detection and treatment can slow the loss of kidney function, delay complications and prevent or delay kidney failure. The UCLA chronic kidney disease program is dedicated to provide comprehensive patient care, education, early diagnosis and treatment. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects over 26 million American adultsand millions more are at risk of contracting the disease.  Diabetes, hypertension and PKD are the most common causes of kidney disease. Unfortunately, these conditions are often irreversible and progress to a need for dialysis and transplant, with significant morbidity and financial cost, or even to death.

The UCLA kidney disease program is committed to ongoing research, including basic science, applied clinical science, outcomes, and evidence-based research, in the mission to develop new treatments and cures for Kidney Disease.

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