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Chronic Kidney Disease: A Silent Threat
Chronic kidney disease (CKD), which decreases the kidney’s ability to
perform its vital functions of removing impurities from the blood and
regulating blood pressure, presents a major, though largely unrecognized,
health threat to Americans.