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Stages of chronic kidney disease

Stage 1

» GFR of 90 or greater.

» Kidneys are healthy and working well but have other signs of damage like protein in urine or physical damage.

» Ways to slow damage: control blood sugar if you have diabetes; control blood pressure; eat a healthy diet; don’t smoke; be active for 30 min a day, 5 days a week; stay at healthy weight; ask doctor about medicines that could help protect kidneys; make an appointment to see nephrologist.

Stage 2

» GFR between 60 and 89.

» Kidneys are healthy and working well but have other signs of damage like protein in urine or physical damage.

» Ways to slow damage: control blood sugar if you have diabetes; control blood pressure; eat a healthy diet; don’t smoke; be active for 30 min a day, 5 days a week; stay at healthy weight; ask doctor

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Chronic Pain Striking Middle-Aged Americans With Less Education

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Experts say a healthy lifestyle with a nutritious diet and regular exercise can help lower chronic pain levels. Getty Images
  • Researchers say people in the United States without a college degree report more chronic pain than people who are college graduates.
  • They say lower education many times is linked to socioeconomic stressors that can lead to chronic pain.
  • They add that many people with lower education levels don’t have adequate healthcare services.

Middle-aged Americans without a 4-year college degree are reporting more pain than older adults.

A new study has revealed that lower educated people in the United States are experiencing an intergenerational increase in pain, with each age group experiencing more pain than generations before them.

The same pattern wasn’t seen for people with a bachelor’s degree.

“In America today, the elderly report less pain than those in midlife. This is the mystery of American pain,”

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