Are You At Risk For Kidney Disease?

Watch Seymour Jones and the Temple of Chronic Kidney Disease, and increase your kidney awareness!

Produced by Renal Support Network
Directed by Stephen Furst
Starring Dan Ponsky


Over 1 in 10 individuals in the US has kidney disease!

More than 20 million Americans are at risk of developing it and don't know it!

Kidney Disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States!

The number of kidney failure cases in the US has more than tripled since 1990 and is expected to grow because of an aging population!


  • Early diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) dramatically slows its course giving you a longer, more healthful life. 
  • There are specific things you and your loved one can do to prevent or delay the onset of CKD.
  • CKD is a progressive loss of kidney function over time and doesn’t go away by itself.
  • The three main causes of chronic kidney disease are DIABETES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE and OBESITY

If you have any of these causes, see your doctor and get an estimated GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) assessment based on a simple blood test.


Are You at Risk?

Do you have...

  • Swelling or numbness in feet, ankles, or hands
  •  Loss of appetite
  • Changes in urination (frequency, color, foam in urine)
  • Metallic taste in the mouth
  • Fatigue and lack of energy
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Difficulty concentrating, mental confusion
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Changes in skin color (yellowish tint)
  • Itchy skin
  • Fragile bones
  • Muscle twitching, especially in legs

If you or someone you know exhibits these symptoms, it is important to get tested for kidney disease promptly. Remember, the signs and symptoms listed above may be due to other factors, but only your healthcare provider can give you an accurate diagnosis.

Download the CDC Kidney Fact Sheet

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Be Aware and Share Knowledge (fact sheet)