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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.
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