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Treatment & Support
Learn about how your kidneys work and why they are so important. Find out if you are at risk for kidney disease and what tests you need to check your kidney health.
Understanding Kidney Health
Kidneys and your health
How your kidneys work
About kidney disease
Newly diagnosed? Start here
Risk factors & causes
Signs of kidney disease
Causes of kidney disease
High blood pressure (hypertension)
Kidney health testing
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
Albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR)
Understanding your lab values
Your Kidneys and You
Most people don't know how important their kidneys are. Learn about the importance of your kidneys and how to take care of them in this short video!
Diet & nutrition
Spice up your diet
Giving up salt does not mean giving up flavor. Learn to season your food with herbs and spices.
The DASH diet has been shown to help decrease blood pressure and lower the risk for heart disease, stroke, cancer, and kidney stones.
Studies show that eating whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables is one of the most important ways to keep kidneys healthy.
Kidney disease stages 1-4
Most patients in the early stages of kidney disease need to limit the amount of sodium in their diet.
Questions about kidney disease?
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