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Chronic kidney disease: the silent killer

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Remember that this information is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor, but rather to increase awareness and help equip patients with information and facilitate conversations with your physician that will benefit your health.

Approximately 26 million American adults have chronic kidney disease — and millions of others are at risk, but may not know it. Kidney disease is often called the “silent killer,” because it has no symptoms until the advanced stage of the disease. In fact, one in nine Americans has chronic kidney disease, but many are unaware that they have it, because they do not feel ill.

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