National Kidney Month

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March is National Kidney Month.

Human Kidney Anatomy

Human Kidney Anatomy

CompassionCare Hospice is helping raise awareness about chronic kidney disease abbreviated to CKD. 1 out of every 10 adults over the age on 20 in the United States is affected by CKD. We are also raising awareness about people with end stage renal disease abbreviated ESRD and those who need dialysis or a kidney transplant. Kidney disease develops when kidneys lose their ability to remove waste and maintain fluid and chemical balances in the body. Most of us don’t know how much our kidneys do. The severity of CKD depends on how well the kidneys filter wastes from the blood. The disease can progress quickly or take many years to develop. Most people don’t even realize they are affected by the disease until a late stage or even renal failure occurs because there are little or no signs of the disease. High-risk factors include those with diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and a family history of kidney disease. Diabetes is the number one cause of chronic kidney disease and high blood pressure is the second cause of the disease. It is recommended that any 18 years or older with a high risk be tested. Please help CompassionCare Hospice raise awareness about this disease that affects so many.

Categories: CompassionCare News, Medical Information, News, Senior Nutrition
Tags: Boulder City, Chronic Kdney Disease, CompassionCare Hospice, Dialysis, End Stage Renal Disease, Green Valley, Henderson, Hospice Care, Hospice Services, Kidney Month, Kidney Transplant, Las Vegas, National Kidney Month, Nevada, North Las Vegas, Pahrump, Southern Nevada, Spring Valley, Summerlin, The Lakes


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