March is National Kidney Month

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 08 Mar 2017

March is National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month. It's a time to raise awareness about kidney health. It's also a time to share facts about ways to keep your kidneys happy and healthy. 

1 in 3 Americans is at risk for kidney disease due to diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of kidney failure according to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). Over 26 million Americans already have a kidney disease, and most don't even know it because there are no symptoms until the disease has progressed. 

It's estimated that 1 in 10 Americans will have a Kidney Stone at some point in their life. Although there is no "one-size-fits-all" diet for preventing kidney stones, drinking plenty of water each day is one of the best ways to prevent kidney stones from forming.

Other common health problems that impact the kidneys are kidney cancer and kidney failure.

For more tips and facts, check out some of our kidney health resources:

You can also visit the Kidney Health Series section of Educational Materials to learn more.  

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