An estimated 15% of American adults have chronic kidney disease, but most don’t even know they have it. One third of the population is at risk for chronic kidney disease, due primarily to high blood pressure and diabetes.
Early identification of kidney disease is important since lifestyle changes and medical management can stop or slow its progression to end-stage renal disease. Once a person reaches end-stage renal disease, he or she will need dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive. Kidney diseases are the ninth leading cause of death in the United States.
Our screenings are free to participants and include a health history review, blood pressure test, body mass index calculation, blood glucose test, urinalysis, consultation with a health care professional and take-home materials.