Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive health condition that damages your kidneys. Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that help remove waste and excess fluid from the body.

High blood pressure and diabetes are the leading causes of CKD. Treating these conditions can help slow the progression of kidney damage. If your kidney function gets too low, you may need dialysis or a kidney transplant.

It can be exhausting to manage a chronic condition, especially one that may require frequent healthcare or dialysis visits. Living with CKD can make your life more hectic, but taking time to focus on self-care can help you feel like you’ve got it all handled.