CKD is a long-term illness of the kidneys resulting in kidney failure that consists of a total of six stages. As your kidneys fail, waste in your body builds up. What is tricky about CKD is that symptoms build up slowly and are not necessarily specific to the disease. In fact, some people have no symptoms at all and are diagnosed by a lab test. There are many treatments of CKD and depending on on the cause we try to slow or stop the progression of CKD.