Your Kidneys: Keys to Healthy Aging
Your kidneys do several crucial jobs: They maintain the balance of salt, minerals and fluid in your blood; cleanse your blood of toxic waste products; and release hormones that regulate blood pressure, control red blood production and keep bones strong. Kidney disease can put all this in jeopardy. Avoid health issues that can trigger kidney problems: diabetes, obesity, heart disease, smoking, COPD.Read More
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1 in 10
Americans 20 and older living with chronic kidney disease
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Kidney Disease Q&As
Sangtae Park, MD
NorthShore University HealthSystem
What are the long-term effects of recurring kidney infections?
Recurrent kidney infections can lead to scarring of the kidney and in some cases, kidney failure. Abscesses can form, infection stones can grow in the kidney and sepsis can occur....
- Q Does kidney disease run in families?
- Q How does kidney disease affect the body?
- Q How do other illnesses affect kidney disease?
- Q Is kidney disease different in children than in adults?
- Q What causes kidney disease?
- Q Can taking baking soda supplements help improve chronic kidney disease?
- Q How can I reduce my risk of kidney disease?
- Q What are kidney stones?
- Q How do high blood glucose and high blood pressure affect kidney function?
- Q Can kidney disease be prevented?
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