A recent analysis found that 13 percent of American adults have chronic kidney disease.
The study published last November in The Journal of the American Medical Association also showed that the number has increased ten percent from a decade earlier.
Nearly 26 million people in America are suffering from chronic kidney disease, often abbreviated C.K.D. The majority of cases are results of aging and obesity. Aging cannot be stopped, although the process may be slowed down.
However, obesity is responsible for the greater number of cases of kidney damage. Most problems are caused by persistent high blood pressure, a common problem for overweight people.
The study and the alarming numbers raise an important question: are people aware of the symptoms of a chronic kidney disease?
The most common symptoms are fatigue and weakness from anemia or accumulation of waste product in the body. Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and need to urinate frequently are also associated with kidney disease.
The main function of the kidneys is to remove waste product and excess water from the blood. The kidneys normally process about 200 liters of blood everyday and produce an average of two liters of urine.
High blood pressure will directly affect this process and, therefore, create significant complications in the urinary system.
The kidneys also play a major role in regulation levels of various minerals such as calcium, sodium, potassium in the blood as well as amino acids.
In conclusion, eating healthy and losing weight isn’t always about “looking better”. Overweight people may have several health issues, such as chronic kidney disease, due to poor performance of vital organs.
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