March is National Kidney Month

At Life is a Party and personally, we believe that knowledge is power. Part of our mission is to empower people to live a Consciously Healthy Life.  This month is National Kidney Month. Most people know that a major function of the kidneys is to remove waste products and excess fluid from the body. {if you don’t know, now you know (smile)} The National Kidney Foundation offers the following advice for the prevention of kidney disease.

PREVENTION

1 in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease. What puts you at risk for kidney disease? Major risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and being age 60 or older.

Kidney disease often has no symptoms, and it can go undetected until very advanced. But a simple urine test can tell you if you have kidney disease. Remember, it’s important to get tested because early detection and treatment can slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease.

2 Simple Tests To Check For Kidney Disease

Urine Test

You could help save your kidneys with a simple urine test. Ask your doctor about Albumin Creatinine Ratio (ACR) which estimates the amount of a type of protein, albumin, that is in your urine.

 

 

Blood Test

The Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) tells how well your kidneys are working to remove wastes from your blood. It is the best way to check kidney function. Over 90 is good, 60-89 should be monitored, less than 60 for 3 months indicates kidney disease.

 

 

Thank you to the National Kidney Foundation for the info. For more information and local National Kidney Month events, go to www.kidney.org

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