Kidney Month Redux

Still in keeping with the spirit of National Kidney Month, I’m posting the National Kidney Disease Education Program’s (NKDEP) suggestions. NKDEP is an initiative of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS).
I’ve left them clickable in the hopes that will make it easier for you to take their advice. If they don’t work on your computer for whatever your computer’s secret reasons, here’s the link to the article so you can click through from there: http://www.nkdep.nih.gov/kidneymonth/
10 things you can do to protect your kidneys and help family and friends protect theirs.
If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure, get your blood and urine checked for kidney disease.
At your next family gathering, talk to loved ones with diabetes and high blood pressure about getting tested for kidney disease.
Learn how to keep your kidneys healthy.
Educate your faith-based community about the kidney connection.
Use spices, herbs and sodium-free seasonings in place of salt.
For those recently diagnosed with kidney disease, find out about the basics of kidney disease and what it means for you.
Watch videos to hear about the different treatment options for kidney failure.
Health care professionals: Learn more about two key markers for chronic kidney disease: urine albumin and estimated glomerular filtration rate.
Become an organ donor.
“Like” the NKDEP’s Make the Kidney Connection Facebook page.I’m keeping this month’s posts short and to the point so that you can spend the time you usually spend reading my posts clicking through to other articles on kidney health or researching the information that’s been made available to you via these posts.  March is the month of renewal – about our current kidney information anyway.

Enjoy the researching and clicking through.  Until Friday,

Keep living your life!

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