World Kidney Day

March 8, 2012 | News | By: Zach Muhrer

March 8 is World Kidney Day, the centerpiece of the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) World Kidney Month.  The NKF focuses on helping all Americans to protect their kidneys through education and taking proactive measures to protect their kidneys.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a slow developing disease that currently affects 26 million Americans.  As it develops slowly, individuals often don’t know that they are sick until the disease has advanced and requires dialysis or a transplant.  Identification of the disease is an important first step in preventing complications and Post Rock Family Medicine wants to help you protect yourself from CKD.  Schedule your annual well visit today!

The best way to reduce your risk for CKD is to participate in regular physical activity and keep a diet low in fat, salt, sugar, and protein.  Further, controlling risk factors such as diabetes and high blood pressure may prevent kidney failure.

For more information on World Kidney Day and the National Kidney Foundation, check out www.kidney.org.