Diabetes, Hypertension, and Kidney Failure
March - 15 - 2011
Uncontrolled high blood pressure and diabetes can lead to kidney failure, in which the kidneys gradually lose their ability to filter toxins and wastes. Although kidney damage from diabetes can be slowed, it cannot be reversed. Chronic kidney disease is permanent damage to the kidney, caused by either disease or injury. Across the United States, dialysis centers are opening up to meet the hemodialysis needs of persons living with kidney failure. Some kidney failure patients can do in-home peritoneal dialysis through a tube in their stomachs. According to U.S. government data, more than 2 million people in the United States will be treated for kidney failure by the year 2030.
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St. Louis American (03/02/11) Jordan, Sandra