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Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease includes conditions that damage your kidneys and decrease their ability to keep you healthy by filtering wastes from your blood. If kidney disease worsens, wastes can build to high levels in your blood and make you feel sick. You may develop complications like high blood pressure, anemia (low blood count), weak bones, poor nutritional health, and nerve damage. 


   Kidney disease also increases your risk of having heart and blood vessel disease. These problems may happen slowly over a long time. Early detection and treatment can often keep chronic kidney disease from getting worse. When kidney disease progresses, it may eventually lead to kidney failure, which requires dialysis or a kidney transplant to maintain life.

  • 37 million American adults have CKD, and millions of others are at increased risk

  • Early detection can help prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure

  • Heart disease is the primary cause of death for all people with CKD
     

“Facts about Chronic Kidney Disease.” National Kidney Foundation, 3 Jan. 2022, https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/about-chronic-kidney-disease.

Resources to Explore

American Cancer society

2970 University Parkway, Suite 104Sarasota, FL 34243

941-365-2858

Florida department of health in sarasota

2200 Ringling BlvdSarasota, FL 34237

941-861-2900

Tidewell Hopspice

5955 Rand BlvdSarasota, FL 34238

941-552-7500

Center for building hope

5481 Communications ParkwaySarasota, FL 34240

941-921-5539

Sarasota memorial health care system

STAR Cancer RehabilitationSTAR Referral & Information Line

941-917-STAR (7827)