Primary Medical Care Integrated with Healthy Eating and Healthy Moving is Essential to Reduce Chronic Kidney Disease Progression

Chronic kidney disease is among the few chronic diseases in the US with increasing prevalence 1, is the ninth leading cause of US mortality 2 and is increasing disability-adjusted life years lost 1, 3. Patients with chronic kidney disease contribute broadly to US mortality because they have increased risks for heart disease 4, cancer for those over age 65 years 5, and stroke 6 which represent, respectively, the first, second, and fifth causes of US mortality 2. Because patients with chronic kidney disease more likely die from these diseases before progressing to end-stage kidney disease 7, their deaths from these non-chronic kidney disease diseases but with underlying chronic kidney disease are not counted as chronic kidney disease-related mortality, making it an under-appreciated cause of US mortality.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Narrative Review Source Type: research