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

Why Health Care Matters

Lack of access to health care is another reason why we disproportionately suffer from kidney disease and failure. Unfortunately, one in five African-Americans is uninsured. Getting screened and keeping your diabetes and high blood pressure in check are crucial in controlling kidney disease.


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