Did you know that in the United States, there are approximately 31 million people living with chronic kidney disease? According to the American Kidney Fund, 9 out of 10 people don't even know they have stage three CKD, which should be alarming to our Cincinnati readers because kidney disease can lead to considerable damage in the kidneys that, if left untreated, can lead to death.
If you've been diagnosed with kidney disease or CKD, then you know how dangerous this condition is to the human body. Kidney disease can severely damage the kidneys over time, inhibiting the body's ability to filter waste and excess fluid. If the damage is severe enough, the kidneys may stop working altogether, requiring life-long dialysis or kidney transplants.