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Meet Dr. Arash Rashidi: Becoming Informed on Chronic Kidney Disease

July 15, 2011

Chronic Kidney Disease is one of the most common health problems in the United States today. Not only is it one of the most common, it is also one of the most dangerous due to its high mortality rate.

Some early symptoms include:
Unfortunately, it’s extremely rare for Chronic Kidney Disease to have any symptoms, unless it is at an advanced stage.

  • Face Swelling
  • Leg Swelling
  • Change in urination habits

The risk factors that can be involved with Chronic Kidney Disease are as follows.

Risk Factors:

These risk factors are dangerous and should be taken seriously. There are also ways to control or prevent these additional risk factors.

Methods to Controlling Risk Factors:

  • Control blood sugar
  • Control blood pressure
  • Normal cholesterol
  • Stop smoking
  • Lose weight

Chronic Kidney Disease is a serious health problem within the United States and should not be taken lightly. It should be remembered that symptoms rarely occur, and that the disease can appear almost out of nowhere. Therefore, I strongly recommend consulting your regular physician about it if you have any questions or concerns.


Arash Rashidi, MDAbout the author:
Dr. Rashidi is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and also Nephrology and Hypertension. He received his medical degree from Urmia University of Medical Sciences in Urmia, Iran. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at Shahid Beheshty University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran. Subsequently, he completed another residency in Internal Medicine at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. He then joined the fellowship program of the division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Rashidi see patients in our Middleburg Heights (Southwest) and Westlake Offices.

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