Home > Kidney Disease > Early Stage Chronic Kidney Disease Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Oct 09, 2008 by KevinHo, Views: 7504 Chronic Kidney Disease is a progressive disease inwhich there is worsening of kidney function. Many diseases contribute to chronic kidney disease including hypertension and diabetes. Early in chronic kidney disease the focus is usually on slowing the progresssion of the disease by controlling the underlying problems which are contributing to the kidney disease. Dr. Kevin Ho, the Director of the Dialysis network at Univ. of Pittsburgh, discusses early stage kidney disease.