National Women’s Week – Topic of the day: Kidney Disease

National Women's Week - Topic of the day: Kidney Disease

Dustienne loving her kidney!

The National Kidney Foundation educates the public and funds research for the prevention and treatment of kidney disease. 1 in 9 adults have chronic kidney disease in the United States. Here are the risk factors you and your loved ones should know about:

  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure/heart disease
  • family history of high blood pressure/heart disease
  • over the age of 60

The following ethnicities also have a higher risk: African America, Hispanic, Asian, Native America, and Pacific Islander.

Early detection can slow the progression of kidney disease.To learn more, visit www.loveyourkidneys.org.

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