HPAP! National Kidney Month

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More than 1 in 7 adults in the United States are estimated to have chronic kidney disease or CKD.

The risk factors for developing CKD include having:

  • Type 1 or 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • A family history of CKD

Adults who have any of these conditions should talk to their doctor about treatment for their conditions which will help lower their risk for kidney failure.  Treatment can include keeping blood sugar and blood pressure under control.

Opportunities to prevent CKD may include:

Control risk factors

Medical tests for people with kidney disease who are at high risk for developing CKD

Manage CKD by making lifestyle changes such as: healthy eating to prevent more kidney damage and taking medications if prescribed.  Medications to lower blood pressure will also help to slow the progression of CKD.

Learn about kidney disease, treatment and management from your health care team to help ensure you are getting the treatment that is right for you.

For more information click here to see Kidney Disease Health Promotion Activity Plans (HPAPS): 

Renal Damage

Renal Failure

Source: Center for Disease Control, National Chronic Kidney Disease Fact Sheet 2017