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Chronic Kidney Disease May Lead to Stroke and Heart Disease

Posted on February 14, 2016 by Disability Help Group

According to the National Kidney Foundation, chronic kidney disease affects about 26 million individuals in the United States. This chronic condition can affect an individual’s ability to continue working and may result in the need for long-term disability benefits.

According to new research from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Cambridge in England, patients with chronic kidney disease may be at greater risk of experiencing stroke and heart disease.

This suggests that early signs of kidney disease may be an indicator for the need to screen and test for the risk of stroke and heart disease. In addition, it shows a need to have cholesterol and blood pressure checked.

Unfortunately, however, kidney disease is not always diagnosed since symptoms can go undetected. This increases the risks involved in a patient also suffering from heart disease or stroke.

Specifically, the findings show that those who have low flow rates-meaning, the rate that liquid is filtered through the kidneys-were at a 43% increased risk of a stroke.

Not only was it found that patients with chronic kidney disease had an increased risk of stroke and heart disease but that they were also at an increased risk of death from complications unrelated to cancer or heart disease.

If you are unable to work while being treated for chronic kidney disease or any other serious disease, contact a long-term disability representative. They can help you determine if you qualify for long-term disability benefits under your long-term disability plan.

The long-term disability representatives at Disability Help Group have experience with cross examining medical and vocational experts and take time when speaking with you about your case. Call us today at 1-(800)-800-3332 for a FREE consultation.