Are You at Risk for Kidney Disease?

Are You at Risk for Kidney Disease?


MUSIC: IN Why is it important for all of us to know
the risk factors for kidney disease? Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of
the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. People of all ages and races can be affected
by kidney disease. And African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians have a greater
risk for developing kidney failure. Early kidney disease usually has no symptoms,
and can lead to kidney failure. And, the only way to find out if you have kidney disease
is to get tested. So how do you know if you should get tested?
You should get tested if you have any of these risk factors for kidney disease. diabetes
high blood pressure heart disease
or a family history of kidney failure Talk to your family and friends about these
risk factors. You could help them to prevent or delay kidney failure. For more information on kidney disease, follow
us on Twitter @NIDDKgov This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers with
the NIH.

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