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Potassium is hard to process for
patients with kidney disease and
could be harmful.
Helps build red blood cells
(along with B-Complex) and
reverse anemia in people
with kidney problems. PHOSP H0 RUS
High levels of phosphorus can
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I ’ VITAMIN K I
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hearth in people with counteract some drugs including I
I kidney failure blood thinners such as Coumadin.
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High doses of Vitamin E are linked to
I higher risk of heartfailure and death I
I in people with kidney disease. I
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American adults have
kidney disease and most aren’t
even aware of it.
kills over 90,000 Americans
every year —more than breast
and prostate cancer
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Diabetes is one of the leading causes of kidney disease.
Approximately 20-30% of diabetic adults also have CKD.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is also a leading cause of kidney
disease. Watching your sodium intake and weight can
help control blood pressure in the majority of people.
Keep your blood pressure, blood sugar and
cholesterol at normal levels.
As we age, the kidneys normally lose some of their
functions, that’s why people who are over 60 are more
at risk of diabetes and high blood pressure.
Your health is inﬂuenced by your genes and your
Be actively involved in decisions about your health and
manage your own well-being by taking good care of yourself.
Here are some ways to prevent kidney damage:
Everything you need,
Nothing you don't.
A well-functioning kidney comes from proper
diet, a healthy lifestyle and proper supplementation.
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