Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease

An estimated 15 percent of U.S. adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD), a condition in which kidneys are damaged, have reduced kidney function for a period of at least three months or are otherwise not able to properly filter blood.

Unfortunately, many people are asymptomatic and are not aware that they have CKD until it progresses to the late stages of the disease, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

Risk factors for CKD include patients who have diabetes and/or hypertension, are age 60 or older, have a family history of kidney failure and/or are a member of a minority population. Diabetes and hypertension contribute to two thirds of CKD cases.

However, the progression of CKD can be slowed with early diagnosis and treatment, leading to higher quality of life and reduced long-term medical costs. Regular CKD screenings for patients with diabetes and/or hypertension enables early diagnosis of CKD. 

Please join Ardis Reed, MPH RD LD CDE with TMF Health Quality Institute in this presentation to find out if you are at risk for kidney disease, what you can do to protect your kidneys from damage or further damage and what annual tests you should have to monitor your kidney function.


May 3 @ 14:00

2:00 pm

– 3:00 pm

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