Kidney function is essential to life. These bean shaped organs carry out several essential functions. Among these functions are:
- Waste Excretion
- Water Level Balance
- Produce Urine
- Filter Blood
- Blood Pressure Regulation
- Absorb Minerals
- Acid Regulation
- Produce Hormones
The kidneys’ roles are vital and failure can lead to death; however, a person only needs one to live a normal life.
Are you are risk for kidney (renal) failure?
- Do you have diabetes?
- Do you have a family history of kidney disease?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Are you overweight?
- Do you smoke?
- Are you over 50 years of age?
- Are you of African, Hispanic, Aboriginal or Asian decent?
If your answer to any of these questions was “yes”, then you should discuss your risk with a physician. The early disease process doesn’t present with symptoms. Moreover, over 90% of renal function can be lost before experiencing any symptoms. But the early treatment of renal disease can prevent kidney failure.
- Swollen Ankles
- Difficult to concentrate
- Decrease in appetite
- Blood in the urine
- Foamy urine
Visit your physician immediately if you have the above symptoms
Incorporate a routine assessment for renal disease in your routine check-ups
Take a love one to the doctor day…
Secondary Prevention steps:
|Reduce high blood pressure||Reduce Proteinuria|
|Reduce Salt Intake||Control of Glucose and lipids|
|Stop Smoking||Increase Physical Activity|
|Control Your Weight|