Plant-Based Lifestyles: Prevent and Treat Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) occurs when there is gradual loss of kidney function. When CKD reaches an advanced stage, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and wastes can build up in the body, causing potentially fatal complications.

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Chronic Kidney Disease Case Study

Here is a case study for Mrs Smith:

Age 62y

CKD3a

Hypertension

Insulin Resistance

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Chronic Kidney Disease: Soya Plays a Role

CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD) IN SOUTH AFRICA

  • 10% of the World’s population has some degree of CKD

  • 5 million South Africans older than 20 years have CKD

  • In Black South Africans the figure is even higher

  • SA statistics show that hypertension in Blacks and diabetes in Whites and Asians are the main causes of CKD and CKF in SA

  • In SA lifestyle aberrations are direct contributors to the development of CKD, e.g.:

  • Excessive salt

  • Excessive calories

  • Obesity

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