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What Is Chronic Kidney Disease, The 'Global Killer In Plain Sight'?

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Have you ever heard of chronic kidney disease? Perhaps not. But statistics suggest rates are increasing. The condition is where the kidneys stop working as well as they should. It progresses over time and, in some cases, the kidneys can fail completely - but many people are still able to live long lives. The issue is generally associated with ageing - roughly 50% of all people over 75 have the disease - and it's more common in people who are black or of south Asian origin, states the NHS. There were an estimated 1.23 million deaths globally due to chronic kidney disease in 2017. And rates...
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