march is national kidney month
Did you know there are an estimated 37 million Americans with kidney disease, and most do not know that have it? Also, did you know that, in Louisiana alone, there are over 460,000 citizens with chronic kidney disease, over 16,000 kidney patients on dialysis, and 1,800 kidney patients awaiting a life-saving kidney transplant? Therefore, it is critical that attention be brought to this often overlooked, but increasingly common disease whose major risk factors are diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and age over 60. Untreated, kidney disease can lead to kidney failure.
During the month of March, the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana hosts different events in order to bring awareness to chronic kidney disease and the epidemic that it is in Louisiana.
Heart Your Kidneys
Stop! Did you drink water today?
Water is an important part of your every day life.
Enjoy this sweet recipe with friends and family.
Let go of stress and feel more calm and peaceful.
Managing routine blood tests during COVID-19.
Ask your doctor to review your lab results with you so you can understand them.
Tips on how to treat high blood pressure and how to control it.
Who doesn't love breakfast? Here's a tasty pancake recipe.
Here are 10 exercise do's and don'ts.
Staying fit while having kidney disease is so important!
Take this 1 minute quiz to check if you're at risk for kidney disease.
Here's how you can become an organ donor.
Your body reacts to stress, here are a few things that can help how you feel.
Grab the people around from your community and move!.
Meal prepping reduces stress and allows for more family dinners.
An effective morning routine can help you wake up feeling energized and prepared for the day.
Try out this tangy taco recipe.
Here are 10 tips on managing diabetes.
We all love snackin' so here's some healthy snacks you can try..
Here are 10 tips to lower stress.
18 easy ideas for family-friendly exercise
Plan a bedtime routine and wakeup feeling well rested.
This easy Pad Thai recipe is so delicious.
Keeping track of your carbohydrate intake will help you control your blood sugar levels.
Here are 7 Golden Rules of Prevention to lower your chances of getting kidney disease.
Walking is all the rage and gets your heart pumping!
Here are 3 tips to help manage stress.
Emergencies come up and here's how to plan your meal.
Here's how to look for a living donor.
What you should know about exercising and its benefits.
Dessert anyone? Here's a sweet treat.
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