Chronic Kidney Disease
Stealing Lives Daily
Chronic kidney disease steals more than a million lives each year. What is even more scary is that a study published in the journal The Lancet (February, 2020) identifies there has been an increase in the number of people requiring dialysis by over 40%. This conclusion was drawn from over 20 years of data. The records specifically relate to people who have severe chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Additionally, the study revealed that accessibility of dialysis is minimal depending on where you live. So not only is there strong data suggesting an increase in chronic kidney disease, but more people are also dying because of unavailability of medical equipment.
More interesting is a comment by researcher Theo Vos. Vos referred to the disease as a “… global killer hidden in plain sight …” He believes this is the consequences of failing to keep up with the demand for dialysis. Again, as devastating as chronic kidney disease is, not having access to the medical equipment compounds the potential for loss of life.
Chronic Kidney Disease Update
Chronic kidney disease, abbreviated as CKD, means the kidneys are not functioning as they were designed to do. Specifically, the kidneys have suffered damage and cannot filter out wastes from the bloodstream as they should.
Kidney disease does not happen overnight. What happens is that over an extended period of time their capacity to function as they should is diminishes. This results in accumulation of salts, waste chemicals, and water in the body.
As of this writing, data shows that approximately 30 million adults in America alone are affected and in one of the stages related to CKD.
Statistics from 2017 indicate that CKD, Chronic Kidney Disease, was the 12th leading cause of death in the world.
What is this suggesting?
When you consider that in 1990 CKD was rated as 17th leading cause of death, being number 12 leading cause of death in 2017 is significant.
Causes of Death With CKD
Death associated with CKD have been linked to the build-up of toxins in the bloodstream. This build-up impairs the normal functioning of multiple organs.
When organs are not able to function as they should, this increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). More specifically cardiovascular disease as a result of Chronic Kidney Disease is even higher.
High Blood Pressure and Diabetes Related to CKD
Research shows that CKD is often caused by high blood pressure and diabetes.
The good news, if this could be considered so, is that most causes of Chronic Kidney Disease are not infectious.
The bad news is that unless the individual comes forward, visits a physician, many of the symptoms associated with Chronic Kidney Disease such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes go unnoticed. In this case, no news is not good news.
Conclusion About Chronic Kidney Disease
Being diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease does not have to be a life ending ticket. Yes, it is not good news. However, treatment is available. Lifestyle changes will be mandated. And there are alternatives that are wise to explore.
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Chronic Kidney Disease Cure
The first thing I learned when I was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) was that it’s very difficult to stop it getting worse.
And by ‘worse’ I mean ending up on a kidney dialysis machine. Hoping they find a suitable kidney donor before it’s too late…
People still believe that CKD is a life-sentence. That there’s no cure.
But, as my doctor explained, that’s no longer true. It used to be true. But it’s not anymore
I cured my CKD just over a year ago. It’s gone – and it’s never coming back. I feel absolutely wonderful!
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