Race/Ethnicity and Kidney Disease
African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and Asian Americans are more at risk for kidney disease. This may be because these groups tend to have higher rates of diabetes and high blood pressure, the two leading causes of kidney failure. Access to healthcare and other factors may also contribute.
If you are at risk for kidney disease, ask your doctor how often you should be tested. If you catch and treat kidney disease early, you may be able to slow it down!