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July 15, 2022 at 7:41 am #7138Rana GoodmanKeymaster
You are at risk for Chronic Kidney Disease?
My doctor tests me regularly for any signs of kidney disease and has for some time since I was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Now, since several of my senior friends have been diagnosed with kidney disease, I thought it might be a good idea to post this article for our subscribers to consider.
3 common risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD). This means you have an increased chance of developing CKD. Because CKD has no early symptoms, people at risk for CKD should be tested regularly to find out about their kidney health.
The information below explains your risk factors. Print a copy to discuss with your healthcare professional and ask them if Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) testing is right for you.Diabetes For more information click here.
Diabetes is a major risk factor for kidney disease. Diabetes can be treated and can improve with healthy lifestyle choices. Because CKD can develop without symptoms, it is recommended that you ask your doctor to test you for CKD at least once a year.Heart Disease or Heart Failure For more information click here.
Your heart and kidneys are two important organs in your body. They work together to keep you healthy. When one is affected, the other is too. In other words, your heart can affect the health of your kidneys, and your kidneys can affect the health of your heart.Overweight or Obesity For more information click here
If you are overweight or obese, you have a greater chance of developing diabetes or high blood pressure, which are the major causes of kidney disease and kidney failure.
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