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Focus on kidney function

Before 3 September, 2017 Isabel Vallejo

The infections that people with acute kidney disease may also suffer from include lower respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections and sepsis.

These findings were published in the journal Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, which also explained that in most societies, chronic kidney disease is still under-diagnosed and is not widely recognized. Also read: Preventing obesity for the health of your kidneys.

Over a period of 12 months, researchers gathered data which was collected from 1.1 million participants in a study that examined their renal function. They found that in individuals with stage 4 chronic kidney disease or higher, infection rates were six times higher than in those with normal kidney function.

The study concluded that patients become more vulnerable as the function of the organ reduces. To keep your kidneys healthy and avoid the onset of kidney failure, it is important to follow a balanced diet, drink between 1.5 and 2 liters of water, reduce your alcohol consumption and exercise regularly.

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