EX 303a - Chronic Kidney Disease
It’s estimated that chronic kidney disease affects about 2 out of every 1,000 people in the United States. In its early stages, there may be no symptoms whatsoever. Over time though, kidney function will be reduced and at some point, may cease altogether. At this stage, the kidneys are no longer able to remove enough waste and excess fluids from the body, so patients will need dialysis or a kidney transplant. Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two most common causes of chronic kidney disease. This Segment will raise awareness and educate viewers on chronic kidney disease; with discussions on who is most at risk, symptoms to look for, progression of the disease, the potential for kidney failure, and the importance of proper disease management.