kidney disease

30 million people or 15% of US adults are estimated to have Chronic Kidney Disease

 

Chronic kidney disease affects thousands of women each year, a significantly higher number than the number of men affected.

According to the National Institute of Health, “One in seven Americans has chronic kidney disease, or CKD, a condition that can lead to kidney failure and means your kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood the way they should. CKD affects 16 percent of women and 13 percent of men. Approximately 700,000 people in the United States have kidney failure treated with dialysis or a kidney transplant.”

Following a healthy diet and being active everyday will decrease your likelihood of getting kidney disease.

Follow these tips to decrease your chances of getting kidney disease:

Follow a low-salt, low-fat diet

Exercise at least 30 minutes on most days of the week

Have regular check-ups with your doctor

Do not smoke or use tobacco

Limit alcohol

 

Symptoms to look out for include:

 

Itching

Muscle cramps

Nausea and vomiting

Not feeling hungry

Swelling in your feet and ankles

Too much urine (pee) or not enough urine

Trouble catching your breath

Trouble sleeping

 

Take today to raise awareness about our kidney disease and highlight that diabetes and high blood pressure are key risk factors for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).  go to your yearly checkups and screenings to ensure that you are healthy.

 

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sources:

http://www.kidneyfund.org/kidney-disease/chronic-kidney-disease-ckd/#symptoms

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/world-kidney-day-shine-spotlight-womens-health

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