• More than 1 in 7 US adults–about 35.5 million people, or 14%–are estimated to have CKD.

• As many as 9 in 10 adults with CKD do not know they have it.

• About 1 in 3 adults with severe CKD do not know they have CKD.

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.

Kidney Disease is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.More than 20 million Americans are at risk of developing it and don’t know it. The number of kidney failure cases in the U.S. has more than tripled since 1990 and is expected to grow because of an aging population.


Signs You May Have Kidney Disease

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.

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.

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

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