March Health Awareness
March is National Kidney Month.
Did you know…
- Of the 26 million Americans over the age of 20 who have chronic kidney disease, 940,000 live in Michigan
- Diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading causes of kidney failure in the U.S.
- African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans are at an increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD)
- Failure to manage CKD and its causes can put you at a higher risk for stroke, heart attack, and death
Did you know the good news is…
- More than 70% of all kidney disease could be prevented or delayed by eating healthy, getting exercise, and taking the right medications
- A simple test that checks for protein in the urine can detect early–stage kidney disease
- Greenfield Health Systems, a leading provider of dialysis in Detroit and the Metro area, offers free “Let’s Talk CKD” classes to help you and your family learn about the kidneys and what to do to be as healthy as possible while living with kidney disease. Please call Jill at 248.642.5038 for class times and to register. We would love to see you there!
(Greenfield Health Systems is a division of Henry Ford Health System)