Are You At Risk Kidney Disease - What you need to know about kidney disease

Are you at Risk?

Early kidney disease has no signs or symptoms. Kidney disease can affect people of all ages and races. African Americans, Hispanics, and Native American tend to have a greater risk for kidney failure. This is mostly due to higher rates of diabetes and high blood pressure.  High Blood pressure and Diabetes are the two main causes of kidney disease. Know the warning signs of kidney disease and get tested.

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

 

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.

Get checked for kidney disease and learn about what you can do to keep your kidney healthy.  You can help delay or even prevent kidney failure by treating kidney disease early.

Seymour Jones and the Temple of Chronic Kidney Disease

Watch the trials and tribulations of Seymour Jones as he tries to make the public aware of the warning signs of Chronic Kidney Disease. Produced by Renal Support Network and Directed by Stephen Furst.

Ask the Nephrologist-allen neissensonVisit RSN’s Ask the Nephrologist page
featuring Dr. Allen R. Nissenson, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF, prolific author, renowned authority on kidney disease, and Chief Medical Officer of DaVita Kidney Care.

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