Kidney Image On Food Label That Are Renal Diet Friendly

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Kidney disease is the 9TH leading cause of death in the United States. 

An estimated 31 million people in the United States (10% of the adult population) have chronic kidney disease (CKD). According to the latest U.S. Renal Data System Annual Data Report, more than 660,000 Americans are being treated for kidney failure, also called end stage renal disease, or ESRD. Of these, 468,000 are dialysis patients and more than 193,000 have a functioning kidney transplant. . CKD, also called chronic kidney failure, describes the gradual loss of kidney function. Your kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from your blood, which are then excreted in your urine. When chronic kidney disease reaches an advanced stage, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and wastes can build up in your body. People living with Chronic Kidney Disease need a special diet. This diet has to be low sodium, low potassium and phosphorus. Many of the people with CKD can not read the food labels or understand them. So this makes it much harder for them to find the foods needed for their Renal Diet.  Having a image of a kidney on Renal Diet friendly foods will make buying food much easier and a person living with CKD. People living with CKD will feel and labs scores would be better if they knew and understood what they are eating.



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