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National Kidney Month Free Fact Sheets

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Kidney disease is more common than people think...

Many people don’t realize how common kidney disease has become:  

One out of 9 adults has chronic kidney disease and most don’t know it. This, according to the Northeast Kidney Foundation. During March, National Kidney Month, they want consumers to take notice, and to know their risk factors.

Chronic kidney disease can develop for years without any symptoms, “ says Dr. Thomas Schumacher, a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “Those with diabetes and high blood pressure are at greatest risk. “If more people were aware of the risk factors and took preventive measures, we could potentially delay or prevent the need for dialysis. ”

For more information and fact sheets to enhance your Nutrition Consulting practice:  National Kidney Month Free Fact Sheets.


English: Structure of the kidney

Handout to use on your blog or website

Dietary consultants may want to use this Handout (PDF) to enhance their practice. You can post it on your website or blog and give to your clients. It is titled, HANDOUT: Eating Right For Kidney Health. What you eat and drink can help slow down chronic kidney disease. Some foods are better for your kidneys than others. Cooking and preparing your food from scratch can help you eat healthier.

These tips will help you eat right as you manage your CKD. The First Steps to Eating Right (pages 1 and 2) are important for all people with CKD. The Next Steps to Eating Right (page 3) may become important as your kidneys slow down. Work with your dietitian to choose the right foods for you.

Click here for the download page.

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