The significance of your kidneys cannot be emphasized enough. These vital organs play a multifaceted role in hormone production, electrolyte balance, waste removal, and the recycling of approximately 200 quarts of bodily fluid daily. However, when chronic kidney disease (CKD) strikes, affecting about 45 million Americans or approximately 15% of the adult population, these remarkable functions slowly diminish as the kidneys lose their ability to operate effectively. Timely intervention can be beneficial, yet an astonishing 90% of individuals with chronic kidney disease remain unaware of their condition. Seems improbable, doesn’t it?