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Understanding kidney health

What is the function of the kidney?

Filtering blood, removing waste, regulating blood pressure, red blood cell production, and supporting homeostasis are just some of the kidney's key functions.

What is the most common kidney problem?

The most common problem associated with the kidneys is chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD is characterized by a gradual loss of kidney function over some time

Who is at risk of kidney disease?

1 in 3 adults in the U.S. is at risk for kidney disease.² Those with diabetes, hypertension, or a family history of kidney disease are at a higher risk. Age, cardiovascular problems, and ethnicity such as African American and Hispanic can also increase the risk.¹

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Kidney disease affects more than 1 in 7 of the adult population in the U.S. Approximately 90% of those with kidney disease don't know they have it.

Source: National Kidney Foundation, The Basics

Your most asked questions

How can I improve my kidney function

How can I improve my kidney function?

The key to keeping your kidneys healthy is maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This includes staying hydrated, following a balanced diet low in salt and processed foods, moving regularly, and managing your blood pressure. ²

What are the first signs of kidney problems?

What are the first signs of kidney problems?

Signs can include fatigue, swollen ankles, and feet, changes in urine frequency or color, and unexplained muscle cramping.³ If you are concerned, it’s important to speak with a healthcare professional.

What causes kidney problems?

What causes kidney problems?

Kidney problems can result from conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease as well as older age, obesity, family history, and previous kidney damage.² Other factors such as smoking and certain medications can also impact kidney health.

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Can medication damage your kidneys

Can medication damage your kidneys?

Learn about just some of the medications that can potentially cause damage to your kidneys.

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Keeping your kidneys healthy

Top 5 tips for keeping your kidneys healthy

Our kidneys are crucial in keeping our bodies functioning! Learn about the lifestyle changes you can make to keep them healthy.

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Kidney-friendly foods

Kidney-friendly foods for people with kidney disease

A balanced diet is beneficial for those living with kidney disease. These are the kidney-friendly foods you should know.

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Too much protein damage kidneys

Can too much protein damage your kidneys?

The popularity of diets high in protein poses the question; can too much protein cause more harm than good?

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Causes of frequent urination

4 common causes of frequent urination

Have you been making more visits to the bathroom than normal? These are the common causes of frequent urination.

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What is normal kidney function

What is considered normal kidney function?

This is what to know about normal kidney function and what are considered 'normal' kidney function levels.

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Please note that the following is for educational use only and is not a substitute for medical advice. This content cannot diagnose or provide information about treatment. Consult with your healthcare provider if you have any concerns or need specific medical advice relating to any symptoms, conditions, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not delay seeking medical advice and do not disregard professional medical advice based on this content. Your healthcare provider can provide the most suitable guidance based on your situation.

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic Kidney Disease 2. National Kidney Foundation. Kidney Basics 3. National Kidney Foundation. 10 Signs You May Have Kidney Disease