National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month.  Take today to schedule an appointment to get your kidneys checked.  One in three Americans are at risk for kidney disease due to diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of kidney failure.

The kidneys are two, fist-sized organs in your lower back. They have a lot of responsibility in our bodies including:

 

Filtering waste out of 200 liters of blood each day.

Regulating of the body's salt, potassium and acid content.

Removing of drugs from the body.

Balancing the body's fluids.

Releasing hormones that regulate blood pressure.

Producing an active form of vitamin D that promotes strong, healthy bones.

Controlling the production of red blood cells.

 

Recently, kidney disease risk has rose in America.

Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the country.

More than 30 million Americans have kidney disease, and most don’t know it.

There are over 95,000 people waiting for kidney transplants.

More than 590,000 people have kidney failure in the US today.

 

Kidney Month is recognized as an opportunity to get people interested in the health of their kidneys. As such, it’s the perfect time to participate in one of the free screenings that show up all over the country.

Cosmo Insurance Agency is located and Lakewood, New Jersey and Hackensack, New Jersey.  Contact us today for a consultation on health insurance, life insurance, long term care insurance, or disability insurance.

 

 

Lakewood: 732-363-3888

Hackensack: 201-817-1388

 

source: https://www.kidney.org/news/monthly/Focus_KidneyMonth

Posted 8:00 AM

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