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Causes of Low Cholesterol in People with Kidney Disease

For most people, a low cholesterol lab result indicates less risk of cardiovascular disease, but for someone with kidney disease, the relationship between low cholesterol and heart disease is less clear. A low cholesterol reading can be caused by complications related to chronic kidney disease (CKD), such as malnutrition and inflammation.

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If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, your doctor may check for proteinuria during your routine checkup. So what exactly is proteinuria? DaVita nurse Silvia German explains the different types of proteinuria, how it’s diagnosed and treatment.

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March is National Kidney Month

One in 10 adults* in the United States has kidney disease. Could you be the one? March is National Kidney Month and is intended to help increase awareness of kidney disease and end stage renal disease (ESRD). In addition to National Kidney Month, March 13, 2014 is World Kidney Day. Learn why people should be screened for kidney disease, who is at risk, and how to get involved with spreading awareness and education.

*Adults 20 or older.

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