Chronic kidney diseases account for most kidney disease. Kidney function decreases gradually during chronic kidney disease over the years and may eventually lead to permanent kidney failure, also called end-stage renal disease. Chronic kidney disease doesn't usually show symptoms until decreased kidney function starts causing serious health problems, so ask your doctor about routine screening that can detect kidney disease early. Chronic kidney diseases aren't curable, but treatment can slow their progression and relieve symptoms.
Arthur VanZee, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
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Is chronic kidney disease a common version of kidney disease?
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How common is heart disease among women?
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Women make up more than 50% of the total heart disease population in the United States. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women, far outpacing breast cancer.
What is the link between heart disease and Alzheimer's disease?
Samantha Heller, RD, Nutrition & Dietetics, answeredArteries that have been gunked-up by saturated fat, also known as cardiovascular disease, restrict blood flow and limit the delivery of oxygen and other life-sustaining compounds to every organ in the body. Elevated cholesterol levels have been associated with amyloid plaques in the brain. Amyloid plaques are a buildup and hardening of protein fragments in the brain and are thought to be a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Aside from the obvious heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure that cardiovascular disease lends itself to, current research has found that cardiovascular disease may lead to a decline in cognitive function and an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, as research continues, findings are pointing toward a relationship between dietary saturated fats, the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and an increased decline in cognitive function. In Finland, a study of more than 1,500 people found that eating a lot of saturated fat in midlife increased the risk of cognitive decline later in life. Eating good unsaturated fats was associated with better memory and overall cognitive function later on in life. If you eat foods that contain saturated fat, such as ham and ice cream, you may be contributing to clogged arteries and inflammation in your brain. You may even be increasing the risk of developing dementia or cognitive decline. What you eat now will affect your health later.
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