African Americans & Kidney Disease
Did you know that African Americans are 3 times more likely to experience kidney failure? Because kidney disease often has no symptoms, it can go unnoticed until it is very advanced. But there's good news. Taking steps to live a healthy lifestyle can go a long way towards reducing risk, and early detection and treatment can slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease. Get started below.
- The facts on why Blacks and African Americans are at increased risk of developing kidney failure
- Kidney disease is below the radar screen even for those at risk
- Kidney disease in African Americans goes undetected until the latest stages
- Black men most at risk of kidney, cardiovascular disease
- Low income linked to higher levels of kidney disease in African Americans
Living a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise can help prevent kidney disease and the major risk factors that lead to it - diabetes and high blood pressure. Learn our top tips for staying healthy. Click here.