What You Need to Know About Kidney Health

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  • 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?
  • 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

Early Screening Is Key

Detecting kidney disease early is crucial, especially given by the time any symptoms show, the disease has really progressed. Talk to your doctor about testing your blood and urine. Don’t have health care? Learn about free screenings in your area here.

 

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