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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
31-Day Challenge

Stop! Did you drink water today?

Water is an important part of your every day life. 

Apple Puffs

Enjoy this sweet recipe with friends and family. 

Mindfulness and Meditation

Let go of stress and feel more calm and peaceful. 

Routine Blood Test

Managing routine blood tests during COVID-19.

Ask, Ask, Ask!

Ask your doctor to review your lab results with you so you can understand them. 

How High is too High?

Tips on how to treat high blood pressure and how to control it. 



Who doesn't love breakfast? Here's a tasty pancake recipe.

Get Your Blood Flowing

Here are 10 exercise do's and don'ts. 

Keep Moving

Staying fit while having kidney disease is so important!

HeartYourKidneys take this Quiz!

Take this 1 minute quiz to check if you're at risk for kidney disease.



Here's how you can become an organ donor.

Lower Your Stress

Your body reacts to stress, here are a few things that can help how you feel.

Move More Together

Grab the people around from your community and move!.

Plan Ahead with Meal Prep

Meal prepping reduces stress and allows for more family dinners.


Establish a Wakeup Routine

An effective morning routine can help you wake up feeling energized and prepared for the day.

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

Try out this tangy taco recipe. 

Managing Diabetes

Here are 10 tips on managing diabetes.

Grab a Healthy Snack

We all love snackin' so here's some healthy snacks you can try..

Take a Breather

Here are 10 tips to lower stress. 

Go Outside with Friends

18 easy ideas for family-friendly exercise

Manage Your Nutrients

Tips on how to manage phosphorus, potassium, protein, and sodium.

Establish a Bedtime Routine

Plan a bedtime routine and wakeup feeling well rested. 

Chicken Pad Thai

This easy Pad Thai recipe is so delicious. 

Easy Counting

Keeping track of your carbohydrate intake will help you control your blood sugar levels.

Count Your Seven

Here are 7 Golden Rules of Prevention to lower your chances of getting kidney disease.

Put Your Shoes On!

Walking is all the rage and gets your heart pumping!

Calm Down and Breathe

Here are 3 tips to help manage stress. 

Emergency Meal Planning

Emergencies come up and here's how to plan your meal.

Living Donation

Here's how to look for a living donor. 

Keep it Moving!

What you should know about exercising and its benefits.

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

Dessert anyone? Here's a sweet treat.


Want to see our proclamations?​

Click below to the proclamations from cities in Louisiana. 


Want new recipes?

Click below to our National Kidney Month cookbook where we promote kidney friendly recipes.