March is National Kidney Month.
An estimated 26 million American adults have kidney disease, yet most do not know they have it. Kidneys filter waste and perform vital functions, such as control red blood cell production and blood pressure. Despite their essential role, kidneys can be damaged with little to no physical symptoms. The National Kidney Foundation is calling on all Americans to take five healthy steps for their kidneys. 1. Get Tested. 2. Reduce NSAIDS. 3. Cut the Processed Foods, 4. Exercise Regularly 5. Control Blood Pressure and Diabetes. Early detection and treatment can slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease. To learn more about kidney health and to get a free kidney health screening, click here.