Chronic kidney disease

According to an NHS report out today more than 1.8 million people in England have diagnosed chronic kidney disease (CKD). There are also another possible million people who don’t even know they have it.

People with CKD suffer a gradual loss of kidney function over time as the kidney become less effective at filtering waste products from the blood. This causes water, waste and toxic substances to accumulate in the body.

What will make the statin companies sit up and take note is that those with CKD are ‘at increased risk of stroke, heart attack, bone disease and other conditions’ the first two of which will put these 2.8 million people into the risk category for statin therapy.

Big Pharma must be rubbing their hands with glee!

You can find the report at: http://www.kidneycare.nhs.uk/document.php?o=1284

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