WORLD KIDNEY DAY
World Kidney Day on the second Thursday in March sets out each year to create increased awareness about kidney care.
Our Kidneys are vital to our everyday health and there are many health issues that contribute to Chronic Kidney Disease. Preventative measures help to reduce our risks and improve outcomes.
Early Chronic Kidney Disease usually has no symptoms so early detection is important. Educating medical professions, identifying high-risk populations and increasing donor programs are some of the key objectives of reducing Chronic Kidney Disease.
HOW TO OBSERVE
We all need to take care of our own health, but it’s important be supportive of others, too. Check out ways you can do both.
- If you’re on a medication regimen that requires testing of your kidney function on a regular schedule, be sure to follow your physician’s instructions.
- Learn about conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, that increase the risk for Chronic Kidney Disease.
- Find out if kidney diseases run in your family and update your medical records with your family physician.
- Volunteer to support those receiving dialysis.
- Attend a seminar or screening at a local clinic.
- Learn about donor programs and consider becoming a donor.
- Learn more by visiting www.worldkidneyday.org
Use #WorldKidneyDay to share your experiences and to follow events on social media.
In 2006, the International Federation of Kidney Foundations created World Kidney Day to raise awareness and increase educational opportunities regarding kidney diseases and prevention.
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