Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: Kidney disease prevention

Six Steps to Control Your Blood Pressure

Author: Jerry Penso, M.D., MBA  |  Posted:

A routine doctor’s appointment often involves a health professional checking your blood pressure. The screening is not painful or stressful and typically takes less than a minute to measure. However, the results of this simple test may identify a condition that, when managed, could help reduce your chances for stroke, heart attack and kidney disease. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney disease prevention, Healthy living

Roll Up Your Sleeves for a Blood Pressure Check

Author: Dr. Jerry Penso  |  Posted:

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

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Kidney disease prevention

Take Five Steps to Kidney Health Awareness with an American Kidney Fund Screening

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

The only way to know if your kidneys are functioning properly is to get tested. With early detection, chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be managed and its progression can often be slowed. That’s why taking advantage of AKF’s free health and kidney screenings is so important for your health. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Kidney disease prevention

How to Talk to Your Doctor

Author: Orlando M. Gutiérrez, M.D., M.M.Sc.  |  Posted:

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

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Kidney disease prevention

This Valentine’s Day, Talk to Your Loved Ones about Kidney Disease

Author: Denise Robinson  |  Posted:

The month of February is a time to celebrate with the ones you love – but it can also be about educating them on health conditions they need to be aware of to ensure they are here to celebrate Valentine’s Day for years to come. I was very lucky to find my perfect match in a husband and kidney donor. I’m even luckier that we have made a commitment to lead a healthy life together and share our knowledge with others. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, Kidney disease prevention, Kidney failure

Making 2014 a Year of SMART Health Goals

Author: LaVarne A. Burton  |  Posted:

Taking positive steps to lead a healthier lifestyle can help protect you and the people you love from kidney disease. Remember, small changes can make a big difference in lowering your risk for diabetes, high blood pressure and ultimately kidney disease. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Kidney disease prevention
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