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What causes chronic kidney disease?

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) comes on slowly over the years. But did you know that certain conditions you have now can develop into kidney disease? Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two leading causes of chronic kidney disease. So what else causes chronic kidney disease? Learn more in this overview about how you could develop kidney disease.

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Living a full life after a chronic kidney disease diagnosis

After you are diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), there are several things that you can do to slow its progression. This includes learning about the disease, communicating with your health care team and following kidney care plans carefully. Here are some fundamental tips on how to live a full life after you’re diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.

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What are the symptoms of chronic kidney disease?

Symptoms of chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not be present when someone has early stage kidney disease. Kidney disease progresses over time and its symptoms usually appear when a person is in the later stages and needs dialysis. Find out about the symptoms of chronic kidney disease and the lab tests your doctor can use to detect it early.

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Kidney infections

When bacteria or other tiny organisms make their way into the kidneys, a kidney infection can develop. Talking to your doctor at the first sign of kidney problems is important so that a kidney infection does not permanently damage your kidneys and lead to chronic kidney disease. Discover ways to prevent kidney infection and how your doctor can treat a diagnosed infection.

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15 super foods for kidney health

When it comes to kidney health, it pays to eat foods high in antioxidants and other properties that support good health. Here are 15 super foods to include in your kidney-friendly diet. 

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