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Chronic kidney disease


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Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two main causes of chronic kidney disease. Changes in how much you urinate, fatigue, sleep problems and nausea are all signs of loss of kidney function. Avoid long term use of medications that may damage your kidneys, exercise regularly and eat a diet low in protein, sodium and fat to reduce your risk of kidney disease.


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kidney, creatinine, renal, blood sugar, infection, polycystic, pyelonephritis, glomerulonephritis, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs, anemia, urea, creatinine , dialysis, transplant, nephrologist, urinalysis, electrolyte, edema, diuretic


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Rated on: 6/14/2017 4:44:36 PM

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