Key information about
kidney disease


Prevalence of kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease is when long-term damage decreases the kidney’s function.  1 in 7 or 15% of U.S. adults has chronic kidney disease, and it is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.


Cause and detection of kidney disease

3 out of 4 cases of chronic kidney diseases are caused by high blood pressure and diabetes. Other cases are caused by genetic or kidney-damaging drugs.  There are different stages of CKD, but it’s usually detected through testing.


Preventing kidney disease

There is no cure for CKD, and treatment ranges from lifestyle changes to a kidney transplant. Maintaining a healthy weight, controlling your blood pressure and diabetes, reducing salt intake, not smoking, eating fruits and vegetables, and being active all help prevent CKD.


Get checked!

There are few to no signs of kidney disease, early stages are detected through tests especially if protein or blood is present in the urine. Ask your provider about testing in your next check up!

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