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.
Early kidney disease has no symptoms. In fact, 1 in 9 Americans suffer from kidney disease and most don't even know it. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of kidney disease, you are at risk. Come get a free health screening from the National Kidney Foundation as part of its Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP®).
KEEP provides three simple tests that determine kidney function. Participants receive a comprehensive health risk appraisal, blood pressure measurement, blood and urine testing and the opportunity to discuss their health and review results with onsite clinicians.
It is designed to raise awareness about kidney disease among high risk individuals and provide free testing and educational information, so that kidney disease and its complications can be prevented or delayed.
The Kidney Health Risk Assessment (KHRA) is a free public education tool that educates participants on the risk factors for chronic kidney disease. KHRAs are designed to take place at large health fairs and expos where hundreds can be served at a single event. A KHRA includes a blood pressure check, body mass calculation, a brief risk questionnaire and a consultation with an advanced health practitioner. Everyone identified with a risk factor is provided with information on upcoming KEEP screenings.
March 16-17, 2013
NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo
DC Convention Center
For all KEEP and KHRA inquiries, please contact:
NKF Serving National Capital Area
(202) 244-7900 ext. 20 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NKF Serving Virginia
(804) 288-8342 ext. 216 or email@example.com
The Washington Redskins have teamed up with the National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital Area (NKF/NCA) to encourage area residents to get educated about risk factors for kidney disease and get three simple tests to determine your kidney function. Like many Americans, Redskins wide receiver Anthony Armstrong, linebacker Lorenzon Alexander and safety Reed Doughty have a personal connection to the cause.
The National Kidney Foundation Gratefully Acknowledges the Support of Our KEEP® Sponsors