Blog Posts: Kidney Disease Prevention

Father’s Day Lessons About Kidney Disease Rhonda Horton  |  Posted
Rhonda Horton with her grandfather

Rhonda Horton’s father kept his kidney disease a secret from his children for five years. Read her Father’s Day blog post about the lessons she has learned and why it’s so important to learn your family’s health history.

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Roll Up Your Sleeves for a Blood Pressure Check Dr. Jerry Penso  |  Posted
High Blood Pressure Cuff and Heart

High blood pressure affects one in three Americans—68 million people. Less than half of these individuals have it under control, and 20 percent don’t even know they have the disease because it often shows no signs or symptoms. If this pressure stays high over time, it can lead to kidney disease and other health problems like heart disease, heart attack and stroke.

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How to Talk to Your Doctor Orlando M. Gutiérrez, M.D., M.M.Sc.  |  Posted
A Doctor talking to his patient

National Kidney Month is a great time to make an appointment for a kidney check-up. Be proactive in knowing about your kidneys and ways to protect them. Make sure that you ask your doctor if your kidney function has been checked in the past year, and if not, ask if you can get simple blood or urine tests to check how well your kidneys are functioning.

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The American Kidney Fund fights kidney disease through direct financial support to patients in need, health education and prevention efforts. For more information, visit our website.

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