Kidney Disease Danger

  • New research from the National Kidney Foundation.
  • Revealed that 1 in 3 Americans don't know they have kidney disease.
  • Kidney disease shows few clear signs or symptoms.
  • 5 risk factors: heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and family history of kidney issues.
  • The leading causes are poorly managed diabetes and high blood pressure.
  • Life-threatening complications: Arteries narrow, weaken, or harden, affecting proper blood supply.
  • Blacks are 4 times more likely to have kidney failure.
  • Ask your doctor for a urine test called uACR, or a blood test called eGFR.

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