NARRATOR: A doctor speaks with a patient in her office. PATIENT: What is chronic kidney disease? DOCTOR: Well, in chronic kidney disease, the kidneys are damaged for various reasons. And when the kidneys are damaged,
they eventually lose their ability to remove the excess waste
and water from the body. And we see this in conditions like
high blood pressure and diabetes. And although this is a slow process, the
kidneys ultimately lose their ability to remove enough waste to keep the body healthy.