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National Kidney Disease Education Program: http://nkdep.nih.gov/
National Kidney Foundation Education: http://www.kidney.org/kidneydisease/
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Kidney School: http://kidneyschool.org/
American Association of Kidney Patients: http://www.aakp.org/
Oakwood Kidney Institute: http://savemykidney.com/
13 out of 100 patients have some level of kidney disease.
Kidney Disease produces no discomfort in the majority of patients until it reaches a late stage, hence the name "silent killer".
Blood and urine testing complemented with a kidney ultrasound will detect kidney disease early.
Your kidneys filter the whole blood in the body 60 times a day to remove the excess water and poisons through the urine.
Even mild damage to the kidneys increases the risk for heart attacks and strokes.
Patients with decreased kidney function should be on a low sodium, low protein, low potassium & low phosphorus diet.
Patients should avoid the use of pain killers, non-steriodal and anti-inflammatory medications, such as Ibuprofen and Naproxen.
Don't start smoking or QUIT SMOKING! Smoking is dangerous to your kidneys too!
Monitoring your blood pressure and blood sugar and maintaining them within normal limits is essential.
Get regular exercise and maintain your ideal weight! It keeps your kidneys healthy too!
Some symptoms are:
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension).
High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia).
Certain chemicals, medications and herbal supplements.
Family history of Kidney Disease.
History of Kidney Infections and Kidney Stones.
African Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans and Seniors are at increased risk.