More than one in seven American adults are estimated to have kidney disease and most are not aware of their condition. This podcast discusses the importance of maintaining healthy kidneys. Created: 3/2/2017 by MMWR.
Date Released: 3/2/2017. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
National Kidney Month — March 2017
Recorded: February 28, 2017; posted: March 2, 2017
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Kidneys that function properly are critical for maintaining good health, however, more than one
in seven American adults are estimated to have kidney disease and most are not aware of their
condition. Untreated kidney problems can lead to kidney failure, which requires either dialysis or
transplantation for survival.
Risk factors for developing kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and
heart disease. Controlling blood pressure and diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of kidney
disease. In addition, simple lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly,
and maintaining a healthy weight can improve your chances of avoiding kidney problems.
Thank you for joining us on a Minute of Health with CDC.
[Announcer] For the most accurate health information, visit www.cdc.gov or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.