Know Your KidneysKnow Your CauseKnow Your Plan

Conozca los motivos por los que tiene enfermedad renal. Conociendo la causa de su enfermedad renal podrá tomar decisiones fundamentadas y colaborar con su equipo de atención médica en la creación de un plan personalizado para controlar su salud.

Explora la causa
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¿Por qué es importante conocer la causa de su enfermedad renal?

Conocer la causa de su enfermedad renal lo/a podrá ayudar a:

Retrasar el daño derivado de la enfermedad renal: Si su equipo médico sabe la causa de su enfermedad renal, podrán actuar para retrasarla y tratar la causa.

Orientar la planificación familiar: Saber si su enfermedad renal es de origen genético puede orientar la toma de decisiones sobre planificación familiar y sobre la búsqueda de atención médica para los hijos que tenga en el futuro.

Acceder a ensayos clínicos: Una vez que reciba su diagnóstico completo, averigüe si cumple los criterios para participar en un ensayo clínico.

Proteger su trasplante: Conocer la causa de su enfermedad renal puede ayudar a los médicos a determinar cuáles tratamientos pueden ayudarlo/a.

Proteger su estado general de salud: Si los riñones no funcionan como es debido, aumenta la probabilidad de tener otros problemas médicos.

Quedarse tranquilo/a: A veces se tiene cierta sensación de alivio al averiguar la causa de la enfermedad renal.

Causas frecuentes de enfermedad renal

Las dos causas más frecuentes de enfermedad renal son la diabetes y la hipertensión (es decir, la presión arterial alta). 

Cuando alguien tiene diabetes, su organismo es incapaz de usar bien la insulina, y eso da lugar a concentraciones sanguíneas elevadas de azúcar. El azúcar sanguíneo alto puede dañar los pequeños vasos sanguíneos que hay en los riñones y causar así una nefropatía diabética (es decir, una enfermedad renal por diabetes). 

La hipertensión, generalmente llamada "presión arterial alta", es la segunda causa más frecuente de enfermedad renal. Los riñones tienen una participación crucial en la regulación de la presión arterial. Sin embargo, si la presión arterial se mantiene elevada durante mucho tiempo, puede dañar los vasos sanguíneos de los riñones. Con el tiempo, este daño puede disminuir la capacidad de los riñones para eliminar de la sangre los desechos y el líquido. 

Descargue esta guía si desea más información sobre la nefropatía diabética. 

¿Conoce usted la causa de su enfermedad renal?

Su equipo de atención médica lo/a puede ayudar a averiguar la causa de su enfermedad renal. Use esta herramienta para crear una guía individualizada de conversación que llevar a su próxima consulta médica. 

Empezar
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Man reviewing test results with doctor

Pruebas avanzadas para la enfermedad renal

Su médico le hará análisis de sangre y orina para medir qué tan bien le funcionan los riñones y diagnosticar su enfermedad renal. A fin de determinar la causa de su enfermedad renal, es posible que el médico solicite pruebas avanzadas, como por ejemplo:

  • Pruebas radiológicas, como la radiografía y la tomografía computada: Ofrecen imágenes detalladas que pueden ayudar a los médicos a ver detalles de la estructura renal y ver si hay lugares bloqueados.
  • Ultrasonido renal: También llamada ultrasonografía o ecografía, esta prueba brinda imágenes de los riñones y ayuda a ver si hay algo anormal en su forma o su tamaño.
  • Biopsia renal: Consiste en extraer una pequeña muestra de tejido del riñón para analizarlo al microscopio.
  • Análisis genético: Consiste en tomar una muestra de sangre o saliva y analizar con ella los genes para detectar posibles alteraciones (mutaciones) del ADN.

Defienda sus intereses

Hable con su médico sobre los síntomas de causa desconocida y pida que le hagan pruebas más avanzadas si ya le hicieron análisis de sangre y orina y a pesar de ello sigue sin tener un diagnóstico completo. Puede descargar nuestra guía de apoyo para el diagnóstico de la causa de la enfermedad renal. 

Take charge of your kidney health

Nuestras páginas web Conozca su causa se desarrollan bajo el programa Causas desconocidas de la enfermedad renal, incluidos los patrocinadores principales Travere y Novartis.
 

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Know Your Kidney Numbers

Use our Know Your Kidney Numbers interactive tool to learn about:

  • Your kidney health now
  • Your risk of developing kidney disease in the future
  • How to slow down damage to your kidneys if you have kidney disease
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Resultados

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys are working well.
 

Based on your test results, your kidneys should be working well, but there are other factors that may affect your risk for kidney disease.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys are working well.
 

Based on your test results, your kidneys should be working well, but there are other factors that may affect your risk for kidney disease.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys may have mild damage but are still working well. Your risk of kidney disease is low. Talk to your doctor if you have certain health conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
 

Based on your test results, your kidneys may have mild damage but should still be working well. Your risk of kidney disease is low, but other factors may affect your risk. Talk to your doctor if you have certain health conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys may have mild damage but are still working well. Your risk of kidney disease is low. Talk to your doctor if you have certain health conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
 

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys are working well.

Based on your test results, your kidneys should be working well, but there are other factors that may affect your risk for kidney disease.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys may have mild damage but are still working well. Your risk of kidney disease is low. Talk to your doctor if you have certain health conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

Based on your test results, your kidneys may have mild damage but should still be working well. Your risk of kidney disease is low, but other factors may affect your risk. Talk to your doctor if you have certain health conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys are working well.

Based on your test results, your kidneys should be working well, but there are other factors that may affect your risk for kidney disease.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys are working well.

Based on your test results, your kidneys should be working well, but there are other factors that may affect your risk for kidney disease.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have some damage but are still working fairly well.  
 

Based on your test results, your kidneys have some damage and do not work as well as they should to filter waste from your blood.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have some damage but are still working fairly well.  
 

Based on your test results, your kidneys have some damage and do not work as well as they should to filter waste from your blood.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have some damage but are still working fairly well.  

Based on your test results, your kidneys have some damage and do not work as well as they should to filter waste from your blood.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have some damage but are still working fairly well.  

Based on your test results, your kidneys have some damage and do not work as well as they should to filter waste from your blood.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have some damage but are still working fairly well.  

Based on your test results, your kidneys have some damage and do not work as well as they should to filter waste from your blood.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have some damage but are still working fairly well.  

Based on your test results, your kidneys have some damage and do not work as well as they should to filter waste from your blood.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have some damage but are still working fairly well.  

Based on your test results, your kidneys have some damage and do not work as well as they should to filter waste from your blood.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have some damage but are still working fairly well.  

Based on your test results, your kidneys have some damage and do not work as well as they should to filter waste from your blood.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have some damage but are still working fairly well.  

Based on your test results, your kidneys have some damage and do not work as well as they should to filter waste from your blood.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working, but not as well as they should.

Based on your test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working to filter some waste from your blood, but not as well as they should.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working, but not as well as they should.

Based on your test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working to filter some waste from your blood, but not as well as they should.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working, but not as well as they should.

Based on your test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working to filter some waste from your blood, but not as well as they should.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working, but not as well as they should.

Based on your test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working to filter some waste from your blood, but not as well as they should.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working, but not as well as they should.

Based on your test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working to filter some waste from your blood, but not as well as they should.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working, but not as well as they should.

Based on your test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working to filter some waste from your blood, but not as well as they should.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working, but not as well as they should.

Based on your test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working to filter some waste from your blood, but not as well as they should.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working, but not as well as they should.

Based on your test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working to filter some waste from your blood, but not as well as they should.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working, but not as well as they should.

Based on your test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working to filter some waste from your blood, but not as well as they should.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working, but not as well as they should.

Based on your test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working to filter some waste from your blood, but not as well as they should.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working, but not as well as they should.

Based on your test results, your kidneys have mild to moderate damage. They are still working to filter some waste from your blood, but not as well as they should.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live).

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live). Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live).

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live). Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live).

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live). Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live).

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live). Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live).

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live). Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live).

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live). Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live).

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live). Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live).

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live). Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live).

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live). Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live).

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live). Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your lab test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live).

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your test results, your kidneys may have moderate to severe damage. Your kidneys are still working, but not well, and may be close to failing (kidney failure means your kidneys have stopped working and you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live). Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to talk about your kidney health, and find a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one already.

Based on your lab test results, you are at the highest risk of your kidney health getting worse. Your kidneys may be getting very close to failure or may have already failed (stopped working). If your kidneys fail, you will need to start dialysis or have a kidney transplant to live. Your kidneys can fail suddenly, which is a life-threatening emergency. 

If you do not already have a nephrologist (kidney doctor), talk to your health care provider about finding one.

Based on your test results, you are at the highest risk of your kidney health getting worse. Your kidneys may be getting very close to failure or may have already failed (stopped working). If your kidneys fail, you will need to start dialysis (a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to) or have a kidney transplant to live. Your kidneys can fail suddenly, which is a life-threatening emergency. 

If you do not already have a nephrologist, talk to your doctor about finding one.

Based on your lab test results, you are at the highest risk of your kidney health getting worse. Your kidneys may be getting very close to failure or may have already failed (stopped working). If your kidneys fail, you will need to start dialysis or have a kidney transplant to live. Your kidneys can fail suddenly, which is a life-threatening emergency. 

If you do not already have a nephrologist (kidney doctor), talk to your health care provider about finding one.

Based on your test results, you are at the highest risk of your kidney health getting worse. Your kidneys may be getting very close to failure or may have already failed (stopped working). If your kidneys fail, you will need to start dialysis (a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to) or have a kidney transplant to live. Your kidneys can fail suddenly, which is a life-threatening emergency. 

If you do not already have a nephrologist, talk to your doctor about finding one.

Based on your lab test results, you are at the highest risk of your kidney health getting worse. Your kidneys may be getting very close to failure or may have already failed (stopped working). If your kidneys fail, you will need to start dialysis or have a kidney transplant to live. Your kidneys can fail suddenly, which is a life-threatening emergency. 

If you do not already have a nephrologist (kidney doctor), talk to your health care provider about finding one.

Based on your test results, you are at the highest risk of your kidney health getting worse. Your kidneys may be getting very close to failure or may have already failed (stopped working). If your kidneys fail, you will need to start dialysis (a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to) or have a kidney transplant to live. Your kidneys can fail suddenly, which is a life-threatening emergency. 

If you do not already have a nephrologist, talk to your doctor about finding one.

Based on your lab test results, you are at the highest risk of your kidney health getting worse. Your kidneys may be getting very close to failure or may have already failed (stopped working). If your kidneys fail, you will need to start dialysis or have a kidney transplant to live. Your kidneys can fail suddenly, which is a life-threatening emergency. 

If you do not already have a nephrologist (kidney doctor), talk to your health care provider about finding one.

Based on your test results, you are at the highest risk of your kidney health getting worse. Your kidneys may be getting very close to failure or may have already failed (stopped working). If your kidneys fail, you will need to start dialysis (a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to) or have a kidney transplant to live. Your kidneys can fail suddenly, which is a life-threatening emergency. 

If you do not already have a nephrologist, talk to your doctor about finding one.

Based on your lab test results, you are at the highest risk of your kidney health getting worse. Your kidneys may be getting very close to failure or may have already failed (stopped working). If your kidneys fail, you will need to start dialysis or have a kidney transplant to live. Your kidneys can fail suddenly, which is a life-threatening emergency. 

If you do not already have a nephrologist (kidney doctor), talk to your health care provider about finding one.

Based on your test results, you are at the highest risk of your kidney health getting worse. Your kidneys may be getting very close to failure or may have already failed (stopped working). If your kidneys fail, you will need to start dialysis (a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to) or have a kidney transplant to live. Your kidneys can fail suddenly, which is a life-threatening emergency. 

If you do not already have a nephrologist, talk to your doctor about finding one.

Based on your lab test results, you are at the highest risk of your kidney health getting worse. Your kidneys may be getting very close to failure or may have already failed (stopped working). If your kidneys fail, you will need to start dialysis or have a kidney transplant to live. Your kidneys can fail suddenly, which is a life-threatening emergency. 

If you do not already have a nephrologist (kidney doctor), talk to your health care provider about finding one.

Based on your test results, you are at the highest risk of your kidney health getting worse. Your kidneys may be getting very close to failure or may have already failed (stopped working). If your kidneys fail, you will need to start dialysis (a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to) or have a kidney transplant to live. Your kidneys can fail suddenly, which is a life-threatening emergency. 

If you do not already have a nephrologist, talk to your doctor about finding one.

Based on your lab test results, you are at the highest risk of your kidney health getting worse. Your kidneys may be getting very close to failure or may have already failed (stopped working). If your kidneys fail, you will need to start dialysis or have a kidney transplant to live. Your kidneys can fail suddenly, which is a life-threatening emergency. 

If you do not already have a nephrologist (kidney doctor), talk to your health care provider about finding one.

Based on your test results, you are at the highest risk of your kidney health getting worse. Your kidneys may be getting very close to failure or may have already failed (stopped working). If your kidneys fail, you will need to start dialysis (a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to) or have a kidney transplant to live. Your kidneys can fail suddenly, which is a life-threatening emergency.

If you do not already have a nephrologist, talk to your doctor about finding one.

Based on your lab test results, you are at the highest risk of your kidney health getting worse. Your kidneys may be getting very close to failure or may have already failed (stopped working). If your kidneys fail, you will need to start dialysis or have a kidney transplant to live. Your kidneys can fail suddenly, which is a life-threatening emergency. 

If you do not already have a nephrologist (kidney doctor), talk to your health care provider about finding one.

Based on your test results, you are at the highest risk of your kidney health getting worse. Your kidneys may be getting very close to failure or may have already failed (stopped working). If your kidneys fail, you will need to start dialysis (a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to) or have a kidney transplant to live. Your kidneys can fail suddenly, which is a life-threatening emergency. 

If you do not already have a nephrologist, talk to your doctor about finding one.

Based on your lab test results, you are at the highest risk of your kidney health getting worse. Your kidneys may be getting very close to failure or may have already failed (stopped working). If your kidneys fail, you will need to start dialysis or have a kidney transplant to live. Your kidneys can fail suddenly, which is a life-threatening emergency. 

If you do not already have a nephrologist (kidney doctor), talk to your health care provider about finding one.

Based on your test results, you are at the highest risk of your kidney health getting worse. Your kidneys may be getting very close to failure or may have already failed (stopped working). If your kidneys fail, you will need to start dialysis (a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to) or have a kidney transplant to live. Your kidneys can fail suddenly, which is a life-threatening emergency.

If you do not already have a nephrologist, talk to your doctor about finding one.

You did not enter an eGFR test result. If you have not had this test, ask your doctor if they recommend it. Having both test results (eGFR and UACR) will give you a better picture of how your kidneys are working.

Your eGFR result is XX mL/min/1.73. An eGFR number of 90 or more means your kidneys are working well to filter waste from your blood.

Your eGFR result is XX mL/min/1.73. An eGFR number between 60 and 89 means your kidneys’ ability to filter waste from your blood is mildly decreased. You may have mild kidney damage.

Your eGFR result is XX mL/min/1.73. An eGFR number between 45 and 59 means your kidneys may have mild to moderate damage and do not work as well as they should to filter waste from your blood.

Your eGFR result is XX mL/min/1.73. An eGFR number between 30 and 44 means you may have moderate to severe kidney damage. Your kidneys still work to filter waste from your blood, but not as well as they should.

Your eGFR result is XX mL/min/1.73. An eGFR number between 15 and 29 means you may have severe kidney damage. Your kidneys still work, but they are close to failing (which means not working at all).

Your eGFR result is XX mL/min/1.73. An eGFR number lower than 15 means you may have severe kidney damage. Your kidneys have failed and no longer work to filter waste from your blood, or they are very close to failing.

You did not enter a UACR test result. If you have not had this test, ask your doctor if they recommend it. Having both test results (eGFR and UACR) will give you a better picture of how your kidneys are working.

Your UACR result is XX mg/mmol. A UACR number less than 3 mg/mmol OR 30 mg/g means the test found no albumin (protein) in your urine, or an amount that is normal. This can mean your kidneys are working well.

Your UACR result is XX mg/g. A UACR number less than 3 mg/mmol OR 30 mg/g means the test found no albumin (protein) in your urine, or an amount that is normal. This can mean your kidneys are working well.

Your UACR result is XX mg/mmol. A UACR number between 3 and 29 mg/mmol or 30 and 299 mg/g means the test found some albumin (protein) in your urine. This protein can mean your kidneys have moderate damage and are not working as well as they should.

Your UACR result is XX mg/g. A UACR number between 3 and 29 mg/mmol or 30 and 299 mg/g means the test found some albumin (protein) in your urine. This protein can mean your kidneys have moderate damage and are not working as well as they should.

Your UACR result is XX mg/mmol. A UACR number over 29 mg/mmol or 299 mg/g means the test found an amount of albumin (protein) in your urine that may mean your kidneys are not working well, and that you have kidney disease.

Your UACR result is XX mg/g. A UACR number over 29 mg/mmol or 299 mg/g means the test found an amount of albumin (protein) in your urine that may mean your kidneys are not working well, and that you have kidney disease.

You said you had your blood or urine tests one year ago or less. Ask your doctor about having these tests again soon to confirm your test results and see if they are changing.

You said you had your blood or urine tests more than one year ago. Ask your doctor about having these tests again soon, so your results are up-to-date.

Your eGFR test result is in a normal range, but your UACR test result is not. This can happen with some health problems. Talk with your doctor about these results and ask if you need more tests.

Your UACR test result is in a normal range, but your eGFR test result is not. This can happen with some health problems. Talk with your doctor about these results and ask if you need more tests.

Your eGFR test result is in a normal range, but your UACR test result is not. This can happen with some health problems. Talk with your doctor about these results and ask if you need more tests.

Your UACR test result is in a normal range, but your eGFR test result is not. This can happen with some health problems. Talk with your doctor about these results and ask if you need more tests.

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You said you have a family history of kidney disease. Kidney disease runs in families. Find out more about your family health history, such as:

  • Who in your family has kidney disease?
  • What type of kidney disease did they have?

Bring this information to your doctor to talk about how it may affect your risk of developing kidney disease yourself, or what to do if you have kidney disease. Learn more about family history and kidney disease.

You said you have diabetes. With diabetes, you have a higher risk of developing kidney disease. The best way to prevent kidney disease caused by diabetes is to work with your doctor to control your blood sugar and get tested for kidney disease. Learn more about diabetes and kidney disease.

You said you have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is the top cause of kidney disease and can also be a symptom of kidney disease. Work with your doctor to keep your blood pressure under control. Learn more about high blood pressure and kidney disease.

You said you have heart disease. Heart disease can cause kidney disease, and kidney disease can cause heart disease. Talk to your doctor about your risk of developing kidney disease, and ways to treat your heart disease that can protect your kidneys too. Learn more about heart disease and kidney disease.

You said you have diabetes and high blood pressure. Together, these two conditions can give you a much higher risk of developing kidney disease or make kidney disease worse. Talk to your doctor about controlling your blood sugar and keeping your blood pressure under control. Learn more about diabetes and high blood pressure.

You said you have diabetes and heart disease. Together, these two conditions can give you a much higher risk of developing kidney disease or make kidney disease worse. Talk to your doctor about controlling your blood sugar and treating your heart disease with medicines. Learn more about diabetes and heart disease.

You said you have high blood pressure and heart disease. Together, these two conditions can give you a much higher risk of developing kidney disease or make kidney disease worse. Talk to your doctor about controlling your blood sugar, keeping your blood pressure under control and treating your heart disease with medicines. Learn more about high blood pressure and heart disease.

You said you have diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Together, these conditions can give you a much higher risk of developing kidney disease or make kidney disease worse. Talk to your doctor about keeping your blood pressure under control and treating your heart disease with medicines. Learn more about diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

You said you are African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native American or Asian American. This may give you a higher risk of developing kidney disease. This may be because diabetes and high blood pressure are more common in these groups. Learn more about the connection between race/ethnicity and kidney disease.

You said you are XX years old. Kidney disease can happen at any age, but it is more common in people ages 60 and older. As people age, their kidney function tends to go down. Talk to your doctor about yearly tests and exams to check your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about what a healthy weight is for you.
  • Get regular checkups with your doctor, even if you feel healthy, to stay on top of your health and find any early signs of medical issues  

What can I do to keep my kidneys working well?

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan: Choose lean proteins, whole grains and healthy fats. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, drink enough fluid and avoid added salt and excess sugar.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidneys.

Your next steps

  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about what a healthy weight is for you.
  • Get regular checkups with your doctor, even if you feel healthy, to stay on top of your health and find any early signs of medical issues  

What can I do to keep my kidneys working well?

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan: Choose lean proteins, whole grains and healthy fats. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, drink enough fluid and avoid added salt and excess sugar.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidneys.

Your next steps

  • Take your results with you to your next doctor’s appointment
  • Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure to make sure it is in a healthy range for you
  • If you have diabetes, check your blood sugar (glucose) regularly to make sure it is in a healthy range for you
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

Your next steps

  • Take your results with you to your next doctor’s appointment.
  • Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure to make sure it is in a healthy range for you.
  • If you have diabetes, check your blood sugar (glucose) regularly to make sure it is in a healthy range for you.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

What do these results mean for my kidneys?

You may not have any symptoms or notice any effects on your health from this mild kidney damage. If you have high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney disease, talk to your doctor about a plan to keep track of your kidney health now and in the future.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan: Choose lean proteins, whole grains and healthy fats. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, drink enough fluid and avoid added salt and excess sugar.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Take your results with you to your next doctor's appointment
  • Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure to make sure it is in a healthy range for you
  • If you have diabetes, check your blood sugar (glucose) regularly to make sure it is in a health range for you
  • Download your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

Your next steps

  • Take your results with you to your next doctor’s appointment.
  • Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure to make sure it is in a healthy range for you.
  • If you have diabetes, check your blood sugar (glucose) regularly to make sure it is in a healthy range for you.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

What do these results mean for my kidneys?

You may not have any symptoms or notice any effects on your health from this mild kidney damage. If you have high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney disease, talk to your doctor about a plan to keep track of your kidney health now and in the future.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan: Choose lean proteins, whole grains and healthy fats. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, drink enough fluid and avoid added salt and excess sugar.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about what a healthy weight is for you.
  • Get regular checkups with your doctor, even if you feel healthy, to stay on top of your health and find any early signs of medical issues  

What can I do to keep my kidneys working well?

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan: Choose lean proteins, whole grains and healthy fats. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, drink enough fluid and avoid added salt and excess sugar.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidneys.

Your next steps

  • Take your results with you to your next doctor’s appointment
  • Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure to make sure it is in a healthy range for you
  • If you have diabetes, check your blood sugar (glucose) regularly to make sure it is in a healthy range for you
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

Your next steps

  • Take your results with you to your next doctor’s appointment
  • Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure to make sure it is in a healthy range for you
  • If you have diabetes, check your blood sugar (glucose) regularly to make sure it is in a healthy range for you
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidneys?

You may not have any symptoms or notice any effects on your health from this mild kidney damage. If you have high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney disease, talk to your doctor about a plan to keep track of your kidney health now and in the future.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan: Choose lean proteins, whole grains and healthy fats. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, drink enough fluid and avoid added salt and excess sugar.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about what a healthy weight is for you.
  • Get regular checkups with your doctor, even if you feel healthy, to stay on top of your health and find any early signs of medical issues  

What can I do to keep my kidneys working well?

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan: Choose lean proteins, whole grains and healthy fats. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, drink enough fluid and avoid added salt and excess sugar.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidneys.

Your next steps

  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about what a healthy weight is for you.
  • Get regular checkups with your doctor, even if you feel healthy, to stay on top of your health and find any early signs of medical issues  

What can I do to keep my kidneys working well?

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan: Choose lean proteins, whole grains and healthy fats. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, drink enough fluid and avoid added salt and excess sugar.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidneys.

Your next steps

  • Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
  • Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor)
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Most of the time, your kidneys are still working well. You may not have any symptoms that you can feel, but you may have signs of kidney disease, such as high blood pressure or protein in your urine.

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

  • A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests once a year.
  • If you should look for a nephrologist (kidney doctor).
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys. 
  • If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level.
  • If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

Making healthy choices to slow down the damage to your kidneys is important. If your kidney damage gets worse, you may develop kidney disease in the future. If that happens, your kidneys must work harder to get rid of waste.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian, which is a nutrition expert who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
  • Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor)
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Most of the time, your kidneys are still working well. You may not have any symptoms that you can feel, but you may have signs of kidney disease, such as high blood pressure or protein in your urine.

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

  • A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests once a year.If you should look for a nephrologist (kidney doctor).
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys. 
  • If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level.
  • If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

Making healthy choices to slow down the damage to your kidneys is important. If your kidney damage gets worse, you may develop kidney disease in the future. If that happens, your kidneys must work harder to get rid of waste.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian, which is a nutrition expert who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
  • Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor)
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Most of the time, your kidneys are still working well. You may not have any symptoms that you can feel, but you may have signs of kidney disease, such as high blood pressure or protein in your urine.

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

  • A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests once a year.
  • If you should look for a nephrologist (kidney doctor).
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys. 
  • If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level.
  • If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

Making healthy choices to slow down the damage to your kidneys is important. If your kidney damage gets worse, you may develop kidney disease in the future. If that happens, your kidneys must work harder to get rid of waste.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian, which is a nutrition expert who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
  • Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor)
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Most of the time, your kidneys are still working well. You may not have any symptoms that you can feel, but you may have signs of kidney disease, such as high blood pressure or protein in your urine.

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

  • A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests once a year.
  • If you should look for a nephrologist (kidney doctor).Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys. 
  • If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level.
  • If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

Making healthy choices to slow down the damage to your kidneys is important. If your kidney damage gets worse, you may develop kidney disease in the future. If that happens, your kidneys must work harder to get rid of waste.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian, which is a nutrition expert who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
  • Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor)
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Most of the time, your kidneys are still working well. You may not have any symptoms that you can feel, but you may have signs of kidney disease, such as high blood pressure or protein in your urine.

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

  • A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests once a year.
  • If you should look for a nephrologist (kidney doctor).
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys. 
  • If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level.
  • If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

Making healthy choices to slow down the damage to your kidneys is important. If your kidney damage gets worse, you may develop kidney disease in the future. If that happens, your kidneys must work harder to get rid of waste.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian, which is a nutrition expert who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
  • Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor)
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Most of the time, your kidneys are still working well. You may not have any symptoms that you can feel, but you may have signs of kidney disease, such as high blood pressure or protein in your urine.

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

  • A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests once a year.If you should look for a nephrologist (kidney doctor).
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys. 
  • If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level.
  • If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

Making healthy choices to slow down the damage to your kidneys is important. If your kidney damage gets worse, you may develop kidney disease in the future. If that happens, your kidneys must work harder to get rid of waste.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian, which is a nutrition expert who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
  • Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor)
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Most of the time, your kidneys are still working well. You may not have any symptoms that you can feel, but you may have signs of kidney disease, such as high blood pressure or protein in your urine.

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

  • A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests once a year.
  • If you should look for a nephrologist (kidney doctor).
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys. 
  • If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level.
  • If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

Making healthy choices to slow down the damage to your kidneys is important. If your kidney damage gets worse, you may develop kidney disease in the future. If that happens, your kidneys must work harder to get rid of waste.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian, which is a nutrition expert who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
  • Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor)
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Most of the time, your kidneys are still working well. You may not have any symptoms that you can feel, but you may have signs of kidney disease, such as high blood pressure or protein in your urine.

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

  • A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests once a year.
  • If you should look for a nephrologist (kidney doctor).
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys. 
  • If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level.
  • If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

Making healthy choices to slow down the damage to your kidneys is important. If your kidney damage gets worse, you may develop kidney disease in the future. If that happens, your kidneys must work harder to get rid of waste.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian, which is a nutrition expert who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
  • Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor)
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Most of the time, your kidneys are still working well. You may not have any symptoms that you can feel, but you may have signs of kidney disease, such as high blood pressure or protein in your urine.

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests once a year.

If you should look for a nephrologist (kidney doctor).

Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys. 

If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level.

If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

Making healthy choices to slow down the damage to your kidneys is important. If your kidney damage gets worse, you may develop kidney disease in the future. If that happens, your kidneys must work harder to get rid of waste.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian, which is a nutrition expert who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
  • Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you don’t already have one
  • Follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. A dietitian is a nutrition expert who can look at results from your lab tests and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys still work to filter extra fluid and waste out of your blood, but some of this waste stays in your body. This waste can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure and bone disease, and heart disease. Your kidneys still work well enough that you do not need dialysis or a kidney transplant. Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

  • A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests two times a year or more
  • Building a health care team to help you make a treatment plan, including:
    • A nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one
    • A dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.
  • If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level
  • If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but with treatment and healthy life changes, you can slow down the damage to your kidneys and keep them working as long as possible. These healthy life changes can also help you feel better if you are having symptoms.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
  • Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you don’t already have one
  • Follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. A dietitian is a nutrition expert who can look at results from your lab tests and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

 

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys still work to filter extra fluid and waste out of your blood, but some of this waste stays in your body. This waste can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure and bone disease, and heart disease. Your kidneys still work well enough that you do not need dialysis or a kidney transplant. Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

  • A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests two times a year or more
  • Building a health care team to help you make a treatment plan, including:
  • A nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one
  • A dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.
  • If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level
  • If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but with treatment and healthy life changes, you can slow down the damage to your kidneys and keep them working as long as possible. These healthy life changes can also help you feel better if you are having symptoms.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
  • Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you don’t already have one
  • Follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. A dietitian is a nutrition expert who can look at results from your lab tests and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys still work to filter extra fluid and waste out of your blood, but some of this waste stays in your body. This waste can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure and bone disease, and heart disease. Your kidneys still work well enough that you do not need dialysis or a kidney transplant. Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

  • A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests two times a year or more
  • Building a health care team to help you make a treatment plan, including:
    • A nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one
    • A dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.
  • If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level
  • If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but with treatment and healthy life changes, you can slow down the damage to your kidneys and keep them working as long as possible. These healthy life changes can also help you feel better if you are having symptoms.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
  • Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you don’t already have one
  • Follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. A dietitian is a nutrition expert who can look at results from your lab tests and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys still work to filter extra fluid and waste out of your blood, but some of this waste stays in your body. This waste can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure and bone disease, and heart disease. Your kidneys still work well enough that you do not need dialysis or a kidney transplant. Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

  • A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests two times a year or more
  • Building a health care team to help you make a treatment plan, including:
    • A nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one
    • A dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.
  • If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level
  • If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but with treatment and healthy life changes, you can slow down the damage to your kidneys and keep them working as long as possible. These healthy life changes can also help you feel better if you are having symptoms.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
  • Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you don’t already have one
  • Follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. A dietitian is a nutrition expert who can look at results from your lab tests and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys still work to filter extra fluid and waste out of your blood, but some of this waste stays in your body. This waste can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure and bone disease, and heart disease. Your kidneys still work well enough that you do not need dialysis or a kidney transplant. Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

  • A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests two times a year or more
  • Building a health care team to help you make a treatment plan, including:
    • A nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one
    • A dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.
  • If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level
  • If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but with treatment and healthy life changes, you can slow down the damage to your kidneys and keep them working as long as possible. These healthy life changes can also help you feel better if you are having symptoms.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
  • Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you don’t already have one
  • Follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. A dietitian is a nutrition expert who can look at results from your lab tests and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys still work to filter extra fluid and waste out of your blood, but some of this waste stays in your body. This waste can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure and bone disease, and heart disease. Your kidneys still work well enough that you do not need dialysis or a kidney transplant. Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

  • A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests two times a year or more
  • Building a health care team to help you make a treatment plan, including:
    • A nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one
    • A dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.
  • If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level
  • If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but with treatment and healthy life changes, you can slow down the damage to your kidneys and keep them working as long as possible. These healthy life changes can also help you feel better if you are having symptoms.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
  • Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you don’t already have one
  • Follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. A dietitian is a nutrition expert who can look at results from your lab tests and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys still work to filter extra fluid and waste out of your blood, but some of this waste stays in your body. This waste can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure and bone disease, and heart disease. Your kidneys still work well enough that you do not need dialysis or a kidney transplant. Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

  • A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests two times a year or more
  • Building a health care team to help you make a treatment plan, including:
    • A nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one
    • A dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.
  • If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level
  • If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but with treatment and healthy life changes, you can slow down the damage to your kidneys and keep them working as long as possible. These healthy life changes can also help you feel better if you are having symptoms.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you don’t already have one
Follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. A dietitian is a nutrition expert who can look at results from your lab tests and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys still work to filter extra fluid and waste out of your blood, but some of this waste stays in your body. This waste can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure and bone disease, and heart disease. Your kidneys still work well enough that you do not need dialysis or a kidney transplant. Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

  • A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests two times a year or more
  • Building a health care team to help you make a treatment plan, including:
    • A nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one
    • A dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.
  • If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level
  • If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but with treatment and healthy life changes, you can slow down the damage to your kidneys and keep them working as long as possible. These healthy life changes can also help you feel better if you are having symptoms.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
  • Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you don’t already have one
  • Follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. A dietitian is a nutrition expert who can look at results from your lab tests and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys still work to filter extra fluid and waste out of your blood, but some of this waste stays in your body. This waste can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure and bone disease, and heart disease. Your kidneys still work well enough that you do not need dialysis or a kidney transplant. Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

  • A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests two times a year or more
  • Building a health care team to help you make a treatment plan, including:
    • A nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one
    • A dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.
  • If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level
  • If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but with treatment and healthy life changes, you can slow down the damage to your kidneys and keep them working as long as possible. These healthy life changes can also help you feel better if you are having symptoms.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
  • Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you don’t already have one
  • Follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. A dietitian is a nutrition expert who can look at results from your lab tests and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys still work to filter extra fluid and waste out of your blood, but some of this waste stays in your body. This waste can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure and bone disease, and heart disease. Your kidneys still work well enough that you do not need dialysis or a kidney transplant. Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

  • A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests two times a year or moreBuilding a health care team to help you make a treatment plan, including:
    • A nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one
    • A dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.
  • If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level
  • If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but with treatment and healthy life changes, you can slow down the damage to your kidneys and keep them working as long as possible. These healthy life changes can also help you feel better if you are having symptoms.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. 
  • Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

  • Talk to your doctor about your kidney health, including yearly tests to keep track of how well your kidneys are working
  • Ask your doctor about finding a nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you don’t already have one
  • Follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. A dietitian is a nutrition expert who can look at results from your lab tests and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys still work to filter extra fluid and waste out of your blood, but some of this waste stays in your body. This waste can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure and bone disease, and heart disease. Your kidneys still work well enough that you do not need dialysis or a kidney transplant. Dialysis is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk to your doctor

Talk to your doctor about:

  • A plan to keep track of your kidney health, such as getting lab tests two times a year or more
  • Building a health care team to help you make a treatment plan, including:
    • A nephrologist (kidney doctor) if you do not have one
    • A dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.
  • If you have high blood pressure, ask about medicines that help keep your blood pressure at a safe level
  • If you have diabetes, ask about how to keep your blood sugar within your target range

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but with treatment and healthy life changes, you can slow down the damage to your kidneys and keep them working as long as possible. These healthy life changes can also help you feel better if you are having symptoms.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. 
  • Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may still filter extra fluid and waste out of your body, but not as well as they should. The waste that stays in your body can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk with your nephrologist, or find one if you do not have one already

A nephrologist (kidney doctor) will treat your kidney disease with medicines that help with your symptoms and other health problems that kidney disease can cause, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan.

Talk to your nephrologist about:

  • Finding a dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks that you will want to eat.
  • Future choices you may have to make, such as going on dialysis or getting a kidney transplant.
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys.
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed). However, you can take steps to slow down the damage to your kidneys and help you feel your best.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may still filter extra fluid and waste out of your body, but not as well as they should. The waste that stays in your body can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk with your nephrologist, or find one if you do not have one already

A nephrologist (kidney doctor) will treat your kidney disease with medicines that help with your symptoms and other health problems that kidney disease can cause, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan.

Talk to your nephrologist about:

  • Finding a dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks that you will want to eat.
  • Future choices you may have to make, such as going on dialysis or getting a kidney transplant.
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys.
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed). However, you can take steps to slow down the damage to your kidneys and help you feel your best.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may still filter extra fluid and waste out of your body, but not as well as they should. The waste that stays in your body can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk with your nephrologist, or find one if you do not have one already

A nephrologist (kidney doctor) will treat your kidney disease with medicines that help with your symptoms and other health problems that kidney disease can cause, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan.

Talk to your nephrologist about:

  • Finding a dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks that you will want to eat.
  • Future choices you may have to make, such as going on dialysis or getting a kidney transplant.
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys.
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed). However, you can take steps to slow down the damage to your kidneys and help you feel your best.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may still filter extra fluid and waste out of your body, but not as well as they should. The waste that stays in your body can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk with your nephrologist, or find one if you do not have one already

A nephrologist (kidney doctor) will treat your kidney disease with medicines that help with your symptoms and other health problems that kidney disease can cause, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan.

Talk to your nephrologist about:

  • Finding a dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks that you will want to eat.
  • Future choices you may have to make, such as going on dialysis or getting a kidney transplant.
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys.
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed). However, you can take steps to slow down the damage to your kidneys and help you feel your best.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may still filter extra fluid and waste out of your body, but not as well as they should. The waste that stays in your body can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk with your nephrologist, or find one if you do not have one already

A nephrologist (kidney doctor) will treat your kidney disease with medicines that help with your symptoms and other health problems that kidney disease can cause, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan.

Talk to your nephrologist about:

  • Finding a dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks that you will want to eat.
  • Future choices you may have to make, such as going on dialysis or getting a kidney transplant.
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys.
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed). However, you can take steps to slow down the damage to your kidneys and help you feel your best.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may still filter extra fluid and waste out of your body, but not as well as they should. The waste that stays in your body can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk with your nephrologist, or find one if you do not have one already

A nephrologist (kidney doctor) will treat your kidney disease with medicines that help with your symptoms and other health problems that kidney disease can cause, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan.

Talk to your nephrologist about:

  • Finding a dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks that you will want to eat.
  • Future choices you may have to make, such as going on dialysis or getting a kidney transplant.
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys.
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed). However, you can take steps to slow down the damage to your kidneys and help you feel your best.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may still filter extra fluid and waste out of your body, but not as well as they should. The waste that stays in your body can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk with your nephrologist, or find one if you do not have one already

A nephrologist (kidney doctor) will treat your kidney disease with medicines that help with your symptoms and other health problems that kidney disease can cause, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan.

Talk to your nephrologist about:

  • Finding a dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks that you will want to eat.
  • Future choices you may have to make, such as going on dialysis or getting a kidney transplant.
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys.
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed). However, you can take steps to slow down the damage to your kidneys and help you feel your best.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may still filter extra fluid and waste out of your body, but not as well as they should. The waste that stays in your body can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk with your nephrologist, or find one if you do not have one already

A nephrologist (kidney doctor) will treat your kidney disease with medicines that help with your symptoms and other health problems that kidney disease can cause, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan.

Talk to your nephrologist about:

  • Finding a dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks that you will want to eat.
  • Future choices you may have to make, such as going on dialysis or getting a kidney transplant.
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys.
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed). However, you can take steps to slow down the damage to your kidneys and help you feel your best.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may still filter extra fluid and waste out of your body, but not as well as they should. The waste that stays in your body can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk with your nephrologist, or find one if you do not have one already

A nephrologist (kidney doctor) will treat your kidney disease with medicines that help with your symptoms and other health problems that kidney disease can cause, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan.

Talk to your nephrologist about:

  • Finding a dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks that you will want to eat.
  • Future choices you may have to make, such as going on dialysis or getting a kidney transplant.
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys.
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed). However, you can take steps to slow down the damage to your kidneys and help you feel your best.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may still filter extra fluid and waste out of your body, but not as well as they should. The waste that stays in your body can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk with your nephrologist, or find one if you do not have one already

A nephrologist (kidney doctor) will treat your kidney disease with medicines that help with your symptoms and other health problems that kidney disease can cause, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan.

Talk to your nephrologist about:

  • Finding a dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks that you will want to eat.
  • Future choices you may have to make, such as going on dialysis or getting a kidney transplant.
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys.
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed). However, you can take steps to slow down the damage to your kidneys and help you feel your best.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may still filter extra fluid and waste out of your body, but not as well as they should. The waste that stays in your body can build up and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Skin that feels dry or itchy
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Muscle cramps
  • Urine that is foamy or darker in color than usual

Talk with your nephrologist, or find one if you do not have one already

A nephrologist (kidney doctor) will treat your kidney disease with medicines that help with your symptoms and other health problems that kidney disease can cause, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan.

Talk to your nephrologist about:

  • Finding a dietitian (a nutrition expert) who can help you plan healthy meals and snacks that you will want to eat.
  • Future choices you may have to make, such as going on dialysis or getting a kidney transplant.
  • Treatments or medicines to slow down the damage to your kidneys.
  • Any medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. You may need to stop taking some medicines that can worsen the damage to your kidneys.

How can I slow down the damage to my kidneys?

The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed). However, you can take steps to slow down the damage to your kidneys and help you feel your best.

Here are ways to help keep your kidneys working well as long as possible:

  • Follow a kidney-friendly food plan. Meet with a dietitian who can look at your lab test results and help you plan healthy meals and snacks you will want to eat.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may not be filtering very much, if any, extra fluid or waste out of your body. The waste that stays in your body can make you very sick and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Making little or no urine (pee)
  • Headaches or pain in your lower back
  • Feeling sick to your stomach
  • Muscle cramps
  • Feeling less hungry than normal
  • Trouble breathing
  • Changes in your skin color

What can I do if my kidneys have failed or are close to failing?

You will need to see a nephrologist (kidney doctor). The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but there are treatment options that can help you live. Your nephrologist will discuss your treatment options, which include medicines to help with your symptoms and other health problems kidney disease can cause. These medicines include:

  • Blood pressure medicines that help slow the damage to your kidneys
  • Diabetes medicines to keep your blood sugar at a healthy level (even if you do not have diabetes)
  • Medicines to help with swelling (diuretics)

Treatments for kidney failure

If your kidneys have failed, you will need treatment that takes the place of your kidneys to survive. These are:

  • Dialysis, which is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are not able to
  • A kidney transplant, which is surgery to give you a kidney from someone else’s body

Even if your kidneys are still working, ask your nephrologist to help you learn about your dialysis options. If your kidneys fail, you will want to be ready to get dialysis when you need it.

Follow your treatment plan

You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan. You should also:

  • Meet with a dietitian to help you create and follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. Your eating plan may involve limiting certain things to prevent them from building up in your body, such as fluids, potassium, salt (sodium) or phosphorus.
  • Follow your diabetes treatment plan to keep your blood sugar within your target range, if you have diabetes.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may not be filtering very much, if any, extra fluid or waste out of your body. The waste that stays in your body can make you very sick and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Making little or no urine (pee)
  • Headaches or pain in your lower back
  • Feeling sick to your stomach
  • Muscle cramps
  • Feeling less hungry than normal
  • Trouble breathing
  • Changes in your skin color

What can I do if my kidneys have failed or are close to failing?

You will need to see a nephrologist (kidney doctor). The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but there are treatment options that can help you live. Your nephrologist will discuss your treatment options, which include medicines to help with your symptoms and other health problems kidney disease can cause. These medicines include:

  • Blood pressure medicines that help slow the damage to your kidneys
  • Diabetes medicines to keep your blood sugar at a healthy level (even if you do not have diabetes)
  • Medicines to help with swelling (diuretics)

Treatments for kidney failure

If your kidneys have failed, you will need treatment that takes the place of your kidneys to survive. These are:

  • Dialysis, which is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are not able to
  • A kidney transplant, which is surgery to give you a kidney from someone else’s body

Even if your kidneys are still working, ask your nephrologist to help you learn about your dialysis options. If your kidneys fail, you will want to be ready to get dialysis when you need it.

Follow your treatment plan

You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan. You should also:

  • Meet with a dietitian to help you create and follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. Your eating plan may involve limiting certain things to prevent them from building up in your body, such as fluids, potassium, salt (sodium) or phosphorus.
  • Follow your diabetes treatment plan to keep your blood sugar within your target range, if you have diabetes.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may not be filtering very much, if any, extra fluid or waste out of your body. The waste that stays in your body can make you very sick and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Making little or no urine (pee)
  • Headaches or pain in your lower back
  • Feeling sick to your stomach
  • Muscle cramps
  • Feeling less hungry than normal
  • Trouble breathing
  • Changes in your skin color

What can I do if my kidneys have failed or are close to failing?

You will need to see a nephrologist (kidney doctor). The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but there are treatment options that can help you live. Your nephrologist will discuss your treatment options, which include medicines to help with your symptoms and other health problems kidney disease can cause. These medicines include:

  • Blood pressure medicines that help slow the damage to your kidneys
  • Diabetes medicines to keep your blood sugar at a healthy level (even if you do not have diabetes)
  • Medicines to help with swelling (diuretics)

Treatments for kidney failure

If your kidneys have failed, you will need treatment that takes the place of your kidneys to survive. These are:

  • Dialysis, which is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are not able to
  • A kidney transplant, which is surgery to give you a kidney from someone else’s body

Even if your kidneys are still working, ask your nephrologist to help you learn about your dialysis options. If your kidneys fail, you will want to be ready to get dialysis when you need it.

Follow your treatment plan

You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan. You should also:

  • Meet with a dietitian to help you create and follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. Your eating plan may involve limiting certain things to prevent them from building up in your body, such as fluids, potassium, salt (sodium) or phosphorus.
  • Follow your diabetes treatment plan to keep your blood sugar within your target range, if you have diabetes.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may not be filtering very much, if any, extra fluid or waste out of your body. The waste that stays in your body can make you very sick and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Making little or no urine (pee)
  • Headaches or pain in your lower back
  • Feeling sick to your stomach
  • Muscle cramps
  • Feeling less hungry than normal
  • Trouble breathing
  • Changes in your skin color

What can I do if my kidneys have failed or are close to failing?

You will need to see a nephrologist (kidney doctor). The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but there are treatment options that can help you live. Your nephrologist will discuss your treatment options, which include medicines to help with your symptoms and other health problems kidney disease can cause. These medicines include:

  • Blood pressure medicines that help slow the damage to your kidneys
  • Diabetes medicines to keep your blood sugar at a healthy level (even if you do not have diabetes)
  • Medicines to help with swelling (diuretics)

Treatments for kidney failure

If your kidneys have failed, you will need treatment that takes the place of your kidneys to survive. These are:

  • Dialysis, which is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are not able to
  • A kidney transplant, which is surgery to give you a kidney from someone else’s body

Even if your kidneys are still working, ask your nephrologist to help you learn about your dialysis options. If your kidneys fail, you will want to be ready to get dialysis when you need it.

Follow your treatment plan

You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan. You should also:

  • Meet with a dietitian to help you create and follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. Your eating plan may involve limiting certain things to prevent them from building up in your body, such as fluids, potassium, salt (sodium) or phosphorus.
  • Follow your diabetes treatment plan to keep your blood sugar within your target range, if you have diabetes.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may not be filtering very much, if any, extra fluid or waste out of your body. The waste that stays in your body can make you very sick and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Making little or no urine (pee)
  • Headaches or pain in your lower back
  • Feeling sick to your stomach
  • Muscle cramps
  • Feeling less hungry than normal
  • Trouble breathing
  • Changes in your skin color

What can I do if my kidneys have failed or are close to failing?

You will need to see a nephrologist (kidney doctor). The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but there are treatment options that can help you live. Your nephrologist will discuss your treatment options, which include medicines to help with your symptoms and other health problems kidney disease can cause. These medicines include:

  • Blood pressure medicines that help slow the damage to your kidneys
  • Diabetes medicines to keep your blood sugar at a healthy level (even if you do not have diabetes)
  • Medicines to help with swelling (diuretics)

Treatments for kidney failure

If your kidneys have failed, you will need treatment that takes the place of your kidneys to survive. These are:

  • Dialysis, which is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are not able to
  • A kidney transplant, which is surgery to give you a kidney from someone else’s body

Even if your kidneys are still working, ask your nephrologist to help you learn about your dialysis options. If your kidneys fail, you will want to be ready to get dialysis when you need it.

Follow your treatment plan

You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan. You should also:

  • Meet with a dietitian to help you create and follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. Your eating plan may involve limiting certain things to prevent them from building up in your body, such as fluids, potassium, salt (sodium) or phosphorus.
  • Follow your diabetes treatment plan to keep your blood sugar within your target range, if you have diabetes.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may not be filtering very much, if any, extra fluid or waste out of your body. The waste that stays in your body can make you very sick and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Making little or no urine (pee)
  • Headaches or pain in your lower back
  • Feeling sick to your stomach
  • Muscle cramps
  • Feeling less hungry than normal
  • Trouble breathing
  • Changes in your skin color

What can I do if my kidneys have failed or are close to failing?

You will need to see a nephrologist (kidney doctor). The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but there are treatment options that can help you live. Your nephrologist will discuss your treatment options, which include medicines to help with your symptoms and other health problems kidney disease can cause. These medicines include:

  • Blood pressure medicines that help slow the damage to your kidneys
  • Diabetes medicines to keep your blood sugar at a healthy level (even if you do not have diabetes)
  • Medicines to help with swelling (diuretics)

Treatments for kidney failure

If your kidneys have failed, you will need treatment that takes the place of your kidneys to survive. These are:

  • Dialysis, which is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are not able to
  • A kidney transplant, which is surgery to give you a kidney from someone else’s body

Even if your kidneys are still working, ask your nephrologist to help you learn about your dialysis options. If your kidneys fail, you will want to be ready to get dialysis when you need it.

Follow your treatment plan

You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan. You should also:

  • Meet with a dietitian to help you create and follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. Your eating plan may involve limiting certain things to prevent them from building up in your body, such as fluids, potassium, salt (sodium) or phosphorus.
  • Follow your diabetes treatment plan to keep your blood sugar within your target range, if you have diabetes.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may not be filtering very much, if any, extra fluid or waste out of your body. The waste that stays in your body can make you very sick and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Making little or no urine (pee)
  • Headaches or pain in your lower back
  • Feeling sick to your stomach
  • Muscle cramps
  • Feeling less hungry than normal
  • Trouble breathing
  • Changes in your skin color

What can I do if my kidneys have failed or are close to failing?

You will need to see a nephrologist (kidney doctor). The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but there are treatment options that can help you live. Your nephrologist will discuss your treatment options, which include medicines to help with your symptoms and other health problems kidney disease can cause. These medicines include:

  • Blood pressure medicines that help slow the damage to your kidneys
  • Diabetes medicines to keep your blood sugar at a healthy level (even if you do not have diabetes)
  • Medicines to help with swelling (diuretics)

Treatments for kidney failure

If your kidneys have failed, you will need treatment that takes the place of your kidneys to survive. These are:

  • Dialysis, which is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are not able to
  • A kidney transplant, which is surgery to give you a kidney from someone else’s body

Even if your kidneys are still working, ask your nephrologist to help you learn about your dialysis options. If your kidneys fail, you will want to be ready to get dialysis when you need it.

Follow your treatment plan

You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan. You should also:

Meet with a dietitian to help you create and follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. Your eating plan may involve limiting certain things to prevent them from building up in your body, such as fluids, potassium, salt (sodium) or phosphorus.

  • Follow your diabetes treatment plan to keep your blood sugar within your target range, if you have diabetes.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may not be filtering very much, if any, extra fluid or waste out of your body. The waste that stays in your body can make you very sick and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Making little or no urine (pee)
  • Headaches or pain in your lower back
  • Feeling sick to your stomach
  • Muscle cramps
  • Feeling less hungry than normal
  • Trouble breathing
  • Changes in your skin color

What can I do if my kidneys have failed or are close to failing?

You will need to see a nephrologist (kidney doctor). The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but there are treatment options that can help you live. Your nephrologist will discuss your treatment options, which include medicines to help with your symptoms and other health problems kidney disease can cause. These medicines include:

  • Blood pressure medicines that help slow the damage to your kidneys
  • Diabetes medicines to keep your blood sugar at a healthy level (even if you do not have diabetes)
  • Medicines to help with swelling (diuretics)

Treatments for kidney failure

If your kidneys have failed, you will need treatment that takes the place of your kidneys to survive. These are:

  • Dialysis, which is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are not able to
  • A kidney transplant, which is surgery to give you a kidney from someone else’s body

Even if your kidneys are still working, ask your nephrologist to help you learn about your dialysis options. If your kidneys fail, you will want to be ready to get dialysis when you need it.

Follow your treatment plan

You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan. You should also:

  • Meet with a dietitian to help you create and follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. Your eating plan may involve limiting certain things to prevent them from building up in your body, such as fluids, potassium, salt (sodium) or phosphorus.
  • Follow your diabetes treatment plan to keep your blood sugar within your target range, if you have diabetes.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

Your next steps

What do these results mean for my kidney health?

Your kidneys may not be filtering very much, if any, extra fluid or waste out of your body. The waste that stays in your body can make you very sick and cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, bone disease and heart disease.

You may have symptoms of kidney disease, such as:

  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Swelling in your arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Making little or no urine (pee)
  • Headaches or pain in your lower back
  • Feeling sick to your stomach
  • Muscle cramps
  • Feeling less hungry than normal
  • Trouble breathing
  • Changes in your skin color

What can I do if my kidneys have failed or are close to failing?

You will need to see a nephrologist (kidney doctor). The damage to your kidneys cannot be reversed (healed), but there are treatment options that can help you live. Your nephrologist will discuss your treatment options, which include medicines to help with your symptoms and other health problems kidney disease can cause. These medicines include:

  • Blood pressure medicines that help slow the damage to your kidneys
  • Diabetes medicines to keep your blood sugar at a healthy level (even if you do not have diabetes)
  • Medicines to help with swelling (diuretics)

Treatments for kidney failure

If your kidneys have failed, you will need treatment that takes the place of your kidneys to survive. These are:

  • Dialysis, which is a treatment to clean your blood when your kidneys are not able to
  • A kidney transplant, which is surgery to give you a kidney from someone else’s body

Even if your kidneys are still working, ask your nephrologist to help you learn about your dialysis options. If your kidneys fail, you will want to be ready to get dialysis when you need it.

Follow your treatment plan

You should see your nephrologist about every three months for lab tests and to talk about how you are feeling, such as if you are having trouble following your treatment plan. You should also:

  • Meet with a dietitian to help you create and follow a kidney-friendly eating plan. Your eating plan may involve limiting certain things to prevent them from building up in your body, such as fluids, potassium, salt (sodium) or phosphorus.
  • Follow your diabetes treatment plan to keep your blood sugar within your target range, if you have diabetes.
  • Be active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. This can be anything from walking or riding a bike to swimming or dancing.
  • Keep a healthy weight. Talk with your doctor about a healthy weight for you.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco.
  • Download Your Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about your kidney health.

American Kidney Fund

Answer these 5 questions to build a custom list of action items to help you manage your kidney disease. Whether you've recently been diagnosed or have been living with kidney disease for a while, this tool is designed to empower you with knowledge and insights to support your health journey.

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Which option for managing your kidney disease are you interested in exploring? *Required

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Which aspect of your health and lifestyle would you like to focus on? *Required

Choose one to focus on first:

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How would you describe your overall eating habits? *Required

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What factors are most important to you when considering treatment options? *Required

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The statements and opinions contained here are strictly those of the American Kidney Fund and do not represent official positions of any governing medical body. This information is not intended to provide medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment from a qualified professional. All information presented here should be used in consultation with a doctor of your choice.

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Knowing the cause can help you and your healthcare team create an informed plan to manage your health.

This tool will not tell you the cause of your kidney disease but will guide you through talking points and questions to ask during your next doctor's visit. By advocating for yourself, you can work together with your healthcare team to try to find the cause of your kidney disease.

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Has a doctor told you that you have any of these health conditions? *Required

Choose all that apply:

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Have you had any of these tests for kidney health? *Required

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Have you had genetic testing to find genes that may be linked to kidney disease? *Required
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Do any of your close family members have any of these health conditions? *Required

Close family members include your parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, and uncles. Choose all that apply:

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Are you of Western or Central African ancestry? *Required

You may be of Western or Central African ancestry if you identify as Black, African American, African, Afro-Caribbean, Hispanic or Latino.

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Based on your answers, here are some topics and questions you may want to talk about with your doctor at your next visit.

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The statements and opinions contained here are strictly those of the American Kidney Fund and do not represent official positions of any governing medical body. This information is not intended to provide medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment from a qualified professional. All information presented here should be used in consultation with a doctor of your choice.