March is National Kidney Month, a time to think about the effects our lifestyle choices have on our kidneys. The kidneys are life-sustaining organs necessary for the body to effectively eliminate waste, filter out toxins, balance fluids, regulate blood pressure, build strong bones, and create red blood cells.
According to Joseph Vassalotti, MD, National Kidney Foundation Chief Medical Officer, “Of the 26 million American adults estimated to have kidney disease, most don’t know they have it. That’s why taking care of your kidneys, especially if you are at risk for kidney disease, is vital." Use this infographic to help get familiar with your kidneys.
Risk of Kidney Disease
As you get familiar with your kidneys and their function, Life Line Screening is a helpful tool to help assess your kidney health and any risk you may have. You can learn more about our Kidney Function screening here.