When it comes to chronic disease, your kidneys aren’t always top of mind. But knowing about kidney disease can save lives. Show your kidneys some love!
Know if you are at risk for kidney disease. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, family history of kidney disease or a kidney disorder, you are at risk.
Share the love. Tell your family and friends about kidney disease.
The reality is Manitoba has some of the highest rates of kidney disease in Canada. More Manitobans need to know if they are at risk for kidney disease, and to and to catch it before it’s too late. Kidney disease is often silent – happening without making you feel sick. Kidney disease can affect anyone at any age and is the result of damage to the kidneys.
While kidney damage can occur for a variety of reasons, the most common contributors are high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease or family history of kidney problems.
Know if you are at risk and get screened. Simple tests can be done to measure your kidney function. Early detection is important because kidney damage is irreversible. Too much kidney damage results in the need for dialysis or a kidney transplant.
Help raise awareness and increase prevention and early detection of kidney disease by finding out if you, or someone you love, is at risk. Ask your health-care provider about kidney health.
Learn more about kidney disease.