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Medically speaking, often times, one thing can lead to another and vital awareness can lead to healthier habits.

According to the National Kidney Foundation:

“Chronic Kidney Disease, or CKD, causes more deaths than breast cancer or prostate cancer. It is the under-recognized public health crisis.”

Pie charts showing percent of the US population with chronic kidney disease, and percent of those who don't know it

Did you know…
Over 50% of those with CKD have some type of hearing loss? Please think about that, it is more likely than a coin flip.


Why might this be?

The two main causes of CKD are diabetes and hypertension. Research indicates physiologic mechanisms of these circulatory system conditions may harm our ear’s tiny blood vessels, more often in older adults. Inner ear damage can also be caused by toxins related to kidney failure, as one thing can lead to another.

Research suggests that 5 healthy habits can help prevent or delay CKD’s progression.

5 Healthy habits to help prevent Chronic Kidney Disease

Knowing that hypertension is such a contributing factor to CKD, here is useful information from the Mayo Clinic on “10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication”, as always, in close consultation with your Doctors.

With all the daily challenges associated with having CKD or taking care of someone who does, the ability to communicate effectively is crucial. In addition, those with reduced auditory abilities may become more socially isolated in stressful ways that are not mentally or physically healthy. For you and your loved ones, hearing the facts matters.

Now that you know, who do you know?

Please see us soon to best manage your hearing, just as you should your kidney function. We are at your service, for life, being genuinely dedicated to helping you make well-informed decisions.

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