Chronic kidney disease affects 40 million people, is 9th leading cause of death

Dr. Sue Mitra

Sleep disorders such as insomnia, excessive sleepiness, and sleep apnea are common among people living with chronic kidney disease.

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Have you paid attention to your kidneys lately?

These vital organs in your body filter toxins from the blood, regulate your body’s fluid levels, help control blood pressure, help produce red blood cells and make vitamin D that keeps bones strong.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects almost 40 million American adults. It remains the ninth leading cause of death in the US

Kidney disease is a condition when kidneys lose their ability to remove waste products from our body and maintain fluid balances in our body. It can progress quickly or may take many years to develop.

There are many risk factors for chronic kidney disease.

High-risk populations include a family history of kidney disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease.

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