Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy

The month is dedicated to raising awareness of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD). It also aims to bring awareness to kidney cancer.

Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy: A Guide to National Kidney Month

March is dedicated to raising awareness of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD). It also aims to bring awareness to kidney cancer. 

Here are 4 key points to remember:

Prevention is Key: Many risk factors for kidney disease can be controlled through lifestyle choices. Maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet, and managing blood pressure are all crucial.

Know the Warning Signs: Unfortunately, kidney disease often progresses silently. Be aware of changes in urination (frequency, amount, blood), fatigue, swelling in ankles or feet, and high blood pressure. These can be signs of trouble and warrant a visit to your doctor.

The Medical Field is Advancing: The good news is, there’s constant progress in treating kidney disease. Dialysis remains an option, but advancements in transplants and medications offer more hope for patients.

Share the Knowledge: Talk to your loved ones about kidney health. Encourage them to get screened if they’re at risk. By sharing this information, you can empower them to take charge of their well-being.