Take charge of your kidney health

Anyone can develop kidney disease, but some people are at greater risk. Kidney disease is most often caused by diabetes or high blood pressure, both of which can cause permanent harm to your kidneys.

Diabetes and high blood pressure aren't the only things that can cause kidney disease. Another common risk for kidney disease is having heart (cardiovascular) disease. Also, having a family history of kidney disease puts you at higher risk for developing kidney disease. Being over age 60 increases your risk, as does being African-American, Asian American, Native American, or of Hispanic ethnicity.

Learn more about your kidneys and the many ways they help keep us healthy.

About your kidneys

Your kidneys are an important part of your body.  Learn about them and take steps to help keep them healthy!

Live healthy!

Prevent or slow kidney disease by managing diabetes, keeping a healthy blood pressure, and adopting other healthy habits.


Contact our HelpLine if you have any questions related to kidney disease.

The American Kidney Fund helps people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives. For more information, visit our website.

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