SC121 Rasmussen College Chronic Kidney Disease Scenario Assignment

SC121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Rasmussen College

Question Description

Chronic kidney disease is a gradual loss of kidney function. In this assignment, you will explore this disease in more detail using the scenario below.

You are a healthcare provider who is preparing to meet with a patient who has recently been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. You are tasked with explaining this disease and its treatment options to your patient.

To complete this assignment, do the following:

  1. Research this disease using a minimum of 2 source(s). You can use your textbook for one of the sources. Choose the remaining sources from the GALE Virtual Reference Library provided on the Structure and Function of the Human Body library guide page.
  2. In a minimum of 2 pages (not counting the references page), address the following:
    • Explain how chronic kidney disease develops and the potential causes.
    • Describe the treatment options that exist.
  3. Include a references page at the end of your document, formatted using the APA guidelines, that lists your research sources.

Final Answer



The Chronic Kidney Disease
Student Name
Institutional Affiliation



Chronic Kidney Disease

Kidneys in a healthy human body are tasked with filtration of excess waste and fluids
from our blood. Kidneys filter the waste products from our bodies to help our bodies maintain
normal healthy functioning. The failure of our kidneys to perform its function of filtration of
excess water and waste material in our blood leads to the chronic kidney disease. The most
common symptoms of this disease include fatigue, blood in the urine and high blood pressure.
Anyone can develop chronic kidney disease. However, the old people, African Americans, and
Asians are more likely to develop this disease. This paper will look at how the chronic kidney
disease develops and its causes. The paper will also address the possible treatment...

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