Ask the Doctor
Questions about kidney disease? Risk factors? Signs and symptoms? Are you concerned about yourself, a friend or family member? Ask Dr. Spry.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a serious and growing public health problem, and yet many Americans remain unaware of its causes and consequences. Kidney disease can be silent, causing no symptoms for many years. Those with high blood pressure and diabetes -the leading causes of kidney disease -often are not aware of this link. With 26 million people now suffering from CKD, the National Kidney Foundation urges everyone to learn more about the disease and offers 10 Ways to Keep Kidneys Healthy, including learning more about your family's health history.