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Do You Have THIS Kidney Disease Trigger?

If you’re like most people, you don’t give much thought to your kidneys… until something goes wrong.

But your kidneys filter water and waste out of your blood. And when they’re not working right, it can lead to anemia, heart disease, bone disease, and more.

It’s bad news.

Factors like high blood pressure, diabetes, and smoking increase your risk of kidney disease.

But researchers have recently found that another condition can dramatically increase your risk as well.

And 8 million Americans have it.

What do your toes and your kidneys have in common?

More than you’d think!

According to a recent study published in BMJ Open, people with gout have almost a 30% increased risk for chronic kidney disease.

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that occurs when your blood contains too much uric acid that causes crystals to accumulate around your joints.

It can impact any joint in your body, but it is most common in the large joint of your big toe.

Other studies report that having kidney disease increases your risk of gout, but this is the first study to show that the connection is a two-way street.

To help prevent gout—and reduce your risk of chronic kidney disease in the process—focus on avoiding foods that drive up your uric acid levels.

These include foods like anchovies, herring, scallops, trout, haddock, bacon, turkey, and veal.

Instead, eat more complex carbs like fruit, vegetables, and whole grains, lean meat and poultry, and drink plenty of water.

Avoiding gout will save you a load of pain, but avoiding kidney disease could actually save your life.

With a few simple dietary changes, you can go a long way to avoiding BOTH.