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Chronic Kidney Disease and Your Heart

If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), you’re probably concerned about the health of your kidneys and how well they are functioning. But your kidneys aren’t the only organs at risk. Your heart and blood vessels can become damaged as a result of CKD or as a result of the underlying conditions that caused your renal disease. Find out about the risk of cardiovascular disease and what you can do to help the health of your blood vessels and heart.

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How Diet Can Affect Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is the second leading cause of chronic kidney disease that leads to end stage renal disease. But a healthy diet is one of the ways you can help control your blood pressure. A low-sodium, reduced-fat diet can help keep blood pressure under control and may prevent kidney failure and other health problems brought on by high blood pressure. Learn more.

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What's Your Blood Pressure?

Did you know high blood pressure is the second leading cause of kidney disease? Did you know about one in six American adults has high blood pressure? Could you be one of them?

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