Every 30 minutes, the kidneys check all the blood in the body for garbage, toxins, and extra fluids.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) happens when the kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood as well as they used to. This means that waste and extra fluid can build up in the body, which can lead to health problems like heart disease and stroke. About 15% of people in the U.S. have chronic kidney disease, but most of them don’t know they have it.
Recently, researchers investigated whether the presence of the kidney-produced substance adenine in the urine could indicate the development of kidney disease in people with diabetes. They found that more kidney failure happened when there was more adenine in the body. Dr. Jared Braunstein, board-certified internist with Medical Offices of Manhattan and contributor to LabFinder.com, who was not involved in the study, gave his opinion on it. Read the article.