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Chronic kidney disease

Every 30 minutes, our kidneys filter all the blood in the body. Over the course of a lifetime of purification, these vital organs can falter. The result is a progressive condition that affects roughly 10% of the world’s population and has become one of the leading causes of death worldwide.

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