Kidney Disease Causes Cardiovascular Deaths

When it comes to preventing cardiovascular disease, most doctors are concerned about checking your arteries for plaque, lowering your blood pressure, and watching your cholesterol. But there's something else they need to check - the health of your kidneys.

A large study called the Global Burden of Disease Study has been looking at the impact of various illnesses on other parts of the body. In this case, they wanted to find out what effect kidney disease had on cardiovascular health. And they were surprised to find out that people with kidney disease were far more likely to die of heart failure, heart attacks, and strokes than kidney failure.

In other words, if you have kidney disease, you're far more likely to die from heart problems than kidney failure. In fact, about half of the people in the study who suffered from kidney failure died of a cardiovascular event.

While kidney failure wasn't as strong of an indicator as high blood pressure, high body mass index (obesity), and high fasting blood sugar, it was a strong indicator of suffering a heart-related death.

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This is troublesome because chronic kidney disease typically doesn't become apparent until your kidney function is significantly impaired. Some symptoms might seem like the flu. These include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, and weakness. However, the symptoms won't go away after a few days. Plus, you might have sleep problems, changes in how much you urinate, decreased mental sharpness, muscle twitches and cramps, swelling of feet and ankles, persistent itching, chest pain (if fluid builds up around the lining of the heart), shortness of breath (if fluid builds up in the lungs), and high blood pressure (hypertension) that's difficult to control.

If you have these symptoms, you need to see an alternative-minded doctor to help stop the damage to your kidneys. But you also need to take immediate steps to protect your heart. Make sure your circulation is good, with nutrients like those in Circutol. The nattokinase will help thin your blood and prevent clots. And the other ingredients will help keep your heart strong and healthy.

You also want to make sure you're getting good exercise to keep the fluid in your body moving. Kidney problems often result in fluid and dangerous wastes building up in various parts of your body. You have to keep your blood and these fluids moving as best you can. It will help you feel better and keep your heart strong.

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