What You Need to Know About Kidney Health

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  • Where Are My Kidneys?
  • What Exactly Do Kidneys Do?
  • What Is Kidney Disease?
  • African-Americans and Kidney Disease
  • What is Kidney Failure?
  • Signs of Kidney Failure
  • Treatment Options
  • How Many Blacks Are on Dialysis
  • Why Diabetes Matters
  • Why High Blood Pressure Matters
  • Blacks, Kidney Health and Our Genes
  • Know Your Family History
  • Why Health Care Matters
  • Preventing Kidney Disease
  • Early Screening Is Key
  • March Is National Kidney Month

What Is Kidney Disease?

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) can stop your kidneys from filtering out the waste. CKD can also make you develop other issues such as anemia, diabetes and high blood pressure and can lead to kidney failure. Some kidney damage is permanent and can lead to death. 


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