March is National Kidney Month, which means that it is time to spread awareness about the risks of kidney disease and how you can keep your kidneys healthy! Ever since 2011, kidney disease has ranked as the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. Incredibly, there are more than 20 million adults in the U.S. that are living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and yet most of these people have no idea that their kidneys are in danger.
Prev post1 of 3Next You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Kidney stones are a very common health problem. They form from the chemicals in urine, such as uric acid, phosphorous, calcium and oxalic acid. Other common causes of kidney stones are excessive consumption of vitamin D, a mineral imbalance,
Pay attention to these warnings - Abdominal pain can strike at any time, and is often difficult to determine whether or not it is an emergency. Abdominal pain can occur as a result of numerous causes including indigestion, intestinal gas, food poisoning, menstrual cramps, heartburn, gallstones, pancreatitis, inhibited blood supply to the colon (also known as ischemia), stomach cancer, kidney stones, inflammatory bowel disease, umbilical hernia, appendicitis or a urinary tract infection…
Medications used to treat heartburn are linked with rising numbers of diagnosed chronic kidney disease, sometimes leading to kidney failure. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/05/11/heartburn-medication-kidney-disease.aspx
Diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure, accounting for nearly 44 percent of new cases.Even when diabetes is controlled, the disease can lead to CKD and kidney failure. Most people with #diabetes do not develop CKD that is severe enough to progress to kidney failure. Nearly 24 million people in the United States have diabetes, 2 and nearly 180,000 people are living with #kidney failure as a result of diabetes. #NIH #NIDDK
Diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading causes of kidney disease, which is why it is important for people with these conditions to get tested for kidney disease. Find out about other #kidneydisease risk factors.
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The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.