What You Need to Know About Kidney Health

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  • 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
  • Where Are My Kidneys?

African-Americans and Kidney Disease

Blacks are more at risk than any other race and ethnicity. One in three people suffering from kidney failure are African-American, says the American Kidney Fund. That’s a whopping 150,000 African-Americans. 

 

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