Know Your Risk
For many people, their risk of kidney failure can be reduced with early diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease. The goal is to delay or prevent the progression to end-stage kidney disease and a need for dialysis.
Watch: Dr. Clara Bohm answers some key questions about kidney disease
You are more at risk for kidney disease if you have ANY of the following:
If any of these risk factors apply to you, talk to your health-care provider about kidney disease.
Your primary care provider can actually use the Kidney Failure Risk Equation (KFRE) to determine your risk of kidney failure. Learn about the KFRE.