Thursday, March 31, 2011
The Facts About Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
26 million Americans have CKD and millions of others are at increased risk.
Early detection can help prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure.
Heart disease is the major cause of death for all people with CKD.
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the best estimate of kidney function.
Hypertension causes CKD and CKD causes hypertension
Persistent proteinuria (protein in the urine) means CKD is present..
High risk groups include those with diabetes, hypertension and family history of kidney disease.
African Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans and Seniors are at increased risk.
Three simple tests can detect CKD: blood pressure, urine albumin and serum creatinine.
Take the Kidney Test: www.kidney.org/kidneyDis
What are YOU waiting for? know your numbers get checked today!
For more information visit the National Kidney Foundation: www.kidney.org/
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