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
Louisiana Leadership Institute Health Expo
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5763 Hooper Rd, Baton rouge
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.
Wellness Day For Women
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
C.B. Pennington Jr. Building, 6400 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge
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.
HeartYourKidneys take this Quiz!
Take this 1 minute quiz to check if you're at risk for kidney disease.
9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
Tulane University Hospital & Clinic
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.
Lobby day at Children's Hospital New Orleans
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
200 Henry Clay Ave.
Try out this tangy taco recipe.
Lobby day at Clearview Mall
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
4436 Veterans Blvd, Metairie
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
Tips on how to manage phosphorus, potassium, protein, and sodium.
Plan a bedtime routine and wakeup feeling well rested.
This easy Pad Thai recipe is so delicious.
Kidney Awareness Red Bean Cook-off Event
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
91 Westbank Exp., Gretna
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.
Wear orange and tag us in your photos @NKFLA.
Keeping track of your carbohydrate intake will help you control your blood sugar levels.