TY - CHAP A1 - Suzanne Geerlings ED1 - Monika Göoz Y1 - 2012-03-16 PY - 2012 T1 - Asymptomatic Bacteriuria (ASB), Renal Function and Hypertension N2 - Chronic kidney disease is an increasing health and economical problem in our world. Obesity and diabetes mellitus, the two most common cause of CKD, are becoming epidemic in our societies. Education on healthy lifestyle and diet is becoming more and more important for reducing the number of type 2 diabetics and patients with hypertension. Education of our patients is also crucial for successful maintenance therapy. There are, however, certain other factors leading to CKD, for instance the genetic predisposition in the case of polycystic kidney disease or type 1 diabetes, where education alone is not enough. BT - Chronic Kidney Disease SP - Ch. 22 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/23606 DO - 10.5772/23606 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-19 ER -